Have I been lucky enough to raise girls??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blackie&CharlieGirl, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Blackie&CharlieGirl

    Blackie&CharlieGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone from Melbourne Australia [​IMG]

    My son was given these 2 chickens from his Primary school when they were just 1 week old. We have had great enjoyment in raising these birds and am now wondering about their gender [​IMG] we have girls and can keep them as we are not allowed to keep Roosters in our local area!!

    If anyone could please help me with gender I would greatly appreciate any forthcoming information [​IMG]

    Thankyou everyone!!

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    Charlie Girl 5 weeks by tassness, on Flickr[/img]

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    Charlie Girl 5 weeks by tassness, on Flickr[/img]


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    Blackie 5 weeks by tassness, on Flickr[/img]


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    Blackie & Charlie Girl 5 weeks by tassness, on Flickr[/img]
     
  2. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    erm.... you might not like the answer but I believe you have two pretty little cockerals to find homes for hon. Sorry to have to say it, I hate hearing it myself lol. That dark one will be beautiful too, that is a shame! [​IMG]
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
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    Quote:I agree at 5 weeks those combs and wattles should not be that big/red on pullets..So looks like 2 young roos.
     
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  4. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep you got two roos. [​IMG]
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2...sorry
     
  6. Blackie&CharlieGirl

    Blackie&CharlieGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Bugger!! At what age can you tell that they are DEFINETLY roo's?
     
  7. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the breed, some take longer to grow than others, so time will tell! [​IMG]

    Oh, and by the way....[​IMG]
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Sorry, but in this case, 5 weeks. It does look like both are cockerals. [​IMG] Crowing can begin at anywhere from 6 weeks to 26 weeks, just depends upon the bird. My large breeds tend to start at 18 weeks or so, my bantams started at 6 weeks.

    Sorry for the bad news. Can you trade them for some nice pullets?
     
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  9. mrsruvi

    mrsruvi Out Of The Brooder

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    oh my, i also suspect roos. but i have limited knowledge... but at five weeks those are pretty intense comb and wattles...
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The light colored one could be a clone of my male sex-link that accidentally go into my order this spring.

    The good news is that I was able to find a home for him by posting a cute ad on Craigslist. He's out shmoozing a very nice lady's flock of chickens in the countryside now.
     

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