Help on male or female

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aquabum, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. aquabum

    aquabum Chirping

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    OK, got some better picture of my 8-9 week old EE and Buff Orpington mixes. 12 in total. But I have a feeling that I don't have very many pullets at all.

    Should be two pictures of most of them. Tried to get best pictures I could. Two for sure are pullets and I am 100% positive on another for a Cockerel. But the others, well, could go either way. But all but the two I'm certain for pullets have some redish combs for pullets if they turn out to be them. Some have skinnier legs that others and have red combs. So it's so dang hard to tell.

    I was hoping to get 4 or so hens out of this 12 bunch. Here's to hoping. IMG_8271.JPG IMG_8272.JPG IMG_8273.JPG IMG_8274.JPG IMG_8275.JPG IMG_8276.JPG IMG_8277.JPG IMG_8278.JPG IMG_8279.JPG IMG_8281.JPG IMG_8282.JPG IMG_8283.JPG IMG_8285.JPG IMG_8286.JPG IMG_8289.JPG IMG_8290.JPG IMG_8292.JPG IMG_8293.JPG IMG_8295.JPG IMG_8296.JPG IMG_8297.JPG IMG_8299.JPG IMG_8301.JPG IMG_8303.JPG IMG_8305.JPG IMG_8306.JPG IMG_8309.JPG IMG_8310.JPG IMG_8312.JPG IMG_8313.JPG IMG_8314.JPG IMG_8315.JPG IMG_8316.JPG
     
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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    How old? and I would number them real quick... it will make it easier for us to all talk about the same bird.
     
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  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    These are your pullets, the rest are cockerels 4B577A78-E2AA-4DD6-A1DB-51A13DF586FD.jpeg 0CA0D9BB-F93B-45BA-B34A-D4A7220CC7CE.jpeg 7B6174B4-03C3-4782-856E-2FEDA963AB4D.jpeg 0F8EE677-A4E2-43CA-959E-5C760C9F3AF1.jpeg 5D4CBF59-6A1E-41EE-A98A-2A7ABEDD09DC.jpeg 76E7577D-45F3-422F-AA1F-78454217FFE2.jpeg I’m leaning cockerel on this last one but I’m not sure 50449EE4-1460-4B11-ABA0-732E441B42FD.jpeg
     
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  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    Agree with @Brahma Chicken5000 except I think the last one is a pullet because of the pattern on the feathers...

    Beautiful batch of babies!
     
  6. aquabum

    aquabum Chirping

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    Well, I am hoping that you're wrong and I have more than 3-4 pullets out of 12. But that's the luck of taking un-sexed chicks. Lot's of boys will become dinner I guess since I'm only keeping one rooster if I can get 4-5 hens out of this bunch.

    I heard one try to crow from the back porch this morning. Very short screech type sound. But My one rooster I have now fooled me for a long time thinking he was not a he. So here's to hoping that some of these fool me and they turn out to be shes.
     
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  7. aquabum

    aquabum Chirping

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    Here is the the front pic of that last one.

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  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    At 8-9 weeks of age, you have quite a few cockerels in the bunch. I only spot 2 pullets, provided #1 and #2 and #13 and #14 are the same little lady.

    #1 and #2 - Pullet
    #3 and #4 - Cockerel (red wing bars)
    #5 and #6 - Cockerel
    #7 and #8 - Cockerel
    #9 through #12 - Cockerel
    #13 and #14 - Pullet
    #15 and #16 - Cockerel
    #17 and #18 - Likely cockerel
    #19 and #20 - Cockerel
    #21 through #24 - Cockerel
    #25 and #26 - Pullet
    #27 and #28 - Cockerel
    #29 through #31 - Likely cockerel
    #32 and #33 - Pullet

    This is based upon comb redness and colorful wing bars peeking through. Usually, EE pullets aren't showing significant pinking up or development by this age, due to the nature of the pea comb.

    ~Alex
     
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  9. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Definite cockerel, and stunning. :love I've raised a few males that looked like this....the barring molted out later on. :) A general rule of thumb for EEs (not completely foolproof, as there are always exceptions), is that reddish coloration = cockerel.
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    ~Alex
     
  10. aquabum

    aquabum Chirping

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    This is what I am afraid of. Going to be lots of chicken for dinner! 2 out of 12 is just my luck. But these are mutts of mutts. So I am hoping that the things have me fooled! Dad was an Easter Egger for sure. Mom is not fore sure. But it was another EE or Buff Orpington or both. Lady said they all hatched out of Blue/Green eggs!
     

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