Help! 12 week old male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Connie Marie, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Connie Marie

    Connie Marie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I hatched out 11 mixed breed eggs and I am trying to tell their gender. Some are obvious but others have me stumped! The father is a gorgeous EE roo and he is very colorful with huge tail feathers. My hens are also very colorful with the eggception ;) of a few. Mostly they are EE and RIR, & Delawares. Can anyone help me??
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  2. Connie Marie

    Connie Marie Out Of The Brooder

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  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all 3 look like roos to me.

    #1 has very dark red on the wings and you can see the shiny pointed saddle feathers on top of its back
    #2 again the red on the wings is darker then the rest of the body, a rooster characteristic
    #3 those shiny more sloping feathers on his wings and his neck hackles just scream rooster

    edit: posted almost at the same time you posted #4

    I am thinking rooster but the angle is a bit difficult to see. The hackles(neck) look too long and slender for a pullet
     
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  4. Connie Marie

    Connie Marie Out Of The Brooder

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    Ugg... thank you! I wound up with so many roos! Only 4 hens out of all of them.
     
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know how that goes. My personal best was 21 roosters out of 22 chicks hatched in 1 batch...... You always get what you don't want it seems... my four 3 week old black leghorns look to be 3 boys and 1 girl once again too. Gotta love it!
     
  6. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in the back right of the second pic is the only one that looks like a pullet. All the others look like cockerels.
     
  7. hdowden

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    all appear to be cockerels
     
  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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