Help me confirm sex and breed of my 8 week-olds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lizgarf, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. lizgarf

    lizgarf Songster

    Jun 4, 2012
    I just got my first chickens and I'm very excited about them. I got them from a local woman who has only been raising chickens for a year, and she got these as little babies from someone else, I think, as a straight run. She had tried to sex them, but wasn't 100% sure. I really hope they're all pullets because roosters aren't allowed in my city, and I'm vegetarian to boot, so I just want their eggs, not their bodies. ;)
    They're all pretty horizontal in orientation, rather than vertical the way young roosters seem to be. And they all cluck in a very dainty fashion. But, my frizzle has a decent comb and some red wattles starting to form.
    Any help on sex and breed is most welcome! She said they're between 7-9 weeks old.

    Here is Rousseau (named after my childhood persian cat - striking resemblance!- named after the French philosopher). Definitely a frizzle, but not sure what kind:

    Here is Bettina, who is supposed to be a dark Brahma, but I'm open to other thoughts:

    Here is Grace (named after Grace Jones). She is the friendliest

    And finally, Sandy (the song from Grease popped in my head for some reason while thinking of her name). She is the most skittish, so it was hard to get a good picture. She is on the far left in both shots. She has really pretty colors, black head, tan bits in the breast and neck, and gray laced with dark gray on her tail. I don't know what she is at all - maybe some sort of EE?[​IMG]

    Thanks in advance! This site has been very helpful in preparing for my new babies!
  2. chickenreferee

    chickenreferee Chirping

    Jun 2, 2012
    Statesville, NC
    No expert, but the frizzle is maybe a cochin? And little Grace, a polish or polish cross? I dunno, but they are very cute! :)
  3. Toshi

    Toshi Songster

    Jul 2, 2011
    IN corn state
  4. lizgarf

    lizgarf Songster

    Jun 4, 2012
    Thanks! Is there agreement so far that they're pullets? Any thoughts on what else I should be looking for? (I'm completely in love with them, by the way).
  5. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

    Mar 12, 2012
    yep all pullets
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