Help with gender of my 22 week old chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DQ, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. DQ

    DQ New Egg

    Dec 11, 2008
    Dawin, Australia
    Can anyone help sex my chicken please? I have learnt so much from this forum but I am embarassed to admit that I still can’t tell what gender mine are.

    They are at least 22 weeks, I have had them for 21 weeks and when I bought them they were starting to get wing feathers. At least one is laying as I have had 5 eggs so far. The first 4 eggs were smallish and dark and the 5th egg was larger and brown but paler. They may have been laying for longer than I know because they usually roam the yard from early morning until night. Lately we have been keeping them locked up until miday in the hopes of catching them laying.

    We have (all named after trains by my son) :
    Thomas- I feel she is female but I have a bit of doubt. I did catch he in the nesting box today with an egg but I didn’t see (or hear) her physically lay it

    Percy- There is something about her face and stance that makes me feel male. I’m sorry they aren’t great photos.

    James- I’m not sure if she is my only female or if she is just a little less developed

    Thank you for any help.
  2. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    1. Black sex-link.
    2. Black Australorp (unless there's red I'm not seeing. If there's red...I change it to Black sex-link.)
    3. Golden/Red sex-link
    4. Black sex-link
    5. Golden sex-link
    6. Golden sex-link.
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    [​IMG] All look like hens to me
  4. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    Given their age and the fact that none of them seem to have long pointed saddle feathers or long tail feathers, I would say all pullets. And they all look like sex links to me.
  5. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    I say that you need to change all of their names. I think that you have all pullets there.

    Thomas - Black Sex Link pullet
    Perchy - Golden Sex Link pullet
    James - Golden Sex Link Pullet

    I have both of these breeds and they are great layers.

  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    The Golden Comets, Percy & James, are great egg layers. The ones I ordered are guaranteed to lay up to 300+ eggs a year.
    The Black Sex-Link, Thomas, is a good layer also. You have a great batch of birds there, or should I say pullets [​IMG]

    Do you ever hear them singing? if so that means they have just laid an egg and they want everyone to come and see.

    The first time I heard mine singing, I ran to the coop thinking something was in there after them. [​IMG]
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    All beautiful pullets.
  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Percy is indeed a MALE ...... ALL the rest are females ....

    You need to have them in an enclosed coop & run so not only you can insure egg collection part LOL but also their safety . Put a top on your run area , so NO hawks or predators kill your flock .
  9. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    No, they are all female & should be great layers.
  10. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I have to agree that they are all girls.

    Percy would be mostly white if it was a Red Sex Link roo.

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