Help me determine age please...

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  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone give me an idea how old these little ones are? We bought them about 3 weeks ago, they were at least 1-2 weeks old....just curious.

    thanks!
    I have identified them, and pretty sure now they are all pullets, even the ones someone told me was a roo, no spurs on legs, unless those show up later. All the BR are maturing pretty equally...
     
  2. amydurose

    amydurose Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no idea how old they are, but they are darn cute
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    About 4 weeks old. And sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but they are all boys. (the Barred rocks)
     
  4. SugarDuck

    SugarDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a 7 month old BR hen and we also have a 2-1/2 week old BR pullet. The feathering pattern on yours is much farther along than ours. Ours still has the yellow spot on her head. I'd say 5 weeks. I have no idea if it's pullet or not.
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ooh, I hope not, they were in with all the pullets....they are all maturing at the same rate, I grabbed them because they were the biggest. What are the chances they are all roos? All 4? I will post shots as they get bigger. Does anyone know when the spurs show up then?
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Spurs don't indicate sex, and they don't get them until around 6 months. I have hens with spurs.

    And nope, not a chance they are females. The color pattern is specific to their sex. Females look like this (my hatchery girl):
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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's the same boy closer in age to yours. (5 weeks old here)
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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I just noticed yours do not have yellow legs either. So they could be black sex link males. BR's are supposed to have yellow legs.
     
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  9. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say 5 weeks. I also agree that they are all roo's. They are more white with black. Here are my 3 week old pullets to compare.

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  10. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 or 4 weeks 5 oldest
     

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