Help me sex these chicks, about 6-8 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by iamjohnwayne, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. iamjohnwayne

    iamjohnwayne New Egg

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    Hi,

    I have no idea how to tell apart the roosters and hens. I'm starting to think they are mostly roosters. I have 11 of them hoping half would be hens... Can anyone help or are they still too young?

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hope I've helped!
     
  3. iamjohnwayne

    iamjohnwayne New Egg

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    Thank you so much!

    I know I have:
    Barred Plymouth Rocks
    Speckled Sussex
    Ideal 236
    Black Sex Links
    And another breed, I think, but I don't remember.

    I will probably need to wait till my wife gets home before I can take each chickens picture individually. Hearing Pullets on some of them made my day! [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, I can see the Speckled Sussex and the Barred Plymouth Rocks. You white one in the last picture might be a Ideal 236 bird (I just looked up a photo, and Ideal 236 are white with some black spots/speckles). Knowing what your two top birds (the black and orange ones) are helps. They are Black Sex-Links, and are both pullets, as cockerels would be barred, not black with orange streaking.
     

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