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Help with gender, please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Melissa F, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Melissa F

    Melissa F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help with my barnyard mixes, please! They are 2 months old and primarily a Cochin and brahma mix.
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    Buff #2 and #3
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    Thanks!
     
  2. Melissa F

    Melissa F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and if anyone has any advice about the white leghorn mixes in the third photo I would appreciate it! I have 4 leghorns and one is clearly a rooster, but the other three have much lighter and someone smaller combs.
     
  3. Melissa F

    Melissa F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old are the white birds? The don't look like Leghorns, more like Rocks. But knowing age will help sex them.
     
  5. Melissa F

    Melissa F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were all hatched July 4, so 9 weeks yesterday.
    I got the eggs from a friend, and those all white chickens were hatched from white eggs, so I assumed leghorns. This is the possible parentage of ALL the birds in the pics:
    a blue standard Cochin roo
    a buff brahma roo
    Hens are EE, leghorn, rir, buff Orpington, marans, buff brahma, light brahma
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I see several cockerels also. This must be the year of the rooster! I hatched about 70% roosters this season :(

    I start butchering this weekend.........
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At only 9 weeks, the two white birds I can see are cockerels.

    If the roosters are not Leghorn, the babies can't be Leghorns, just mixed breed. The dominant white of the Leghorn momma can cover a lot of colors. You should be able to tell which bird was the father (if it really matters) by the comb. The Brahma's offspring will have a pea or modified pea comb, the cochin's will have straight combs.


    enola--I'm right there with you [​IMG] on the Year of the Cockerel. Mine aren't quite ready to butcher cause I didn't start hatching til later, but they're learning to crow now--hilarious!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    First bird may be a rooster. The two white chickens in Photo 3 are cockerels, as is Buff #4 and White #1 and #2.
     
  9. Melissa F

    Melissa F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched So. Many. Roos. this summer! I'm starting to question if my hatching practices favor Roos. My Rhode Island reds are the only breed I hatched out 50/50. :(
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    When mine start crowing they get butchered on my next day off. I don't like them chasing the girls either.
     

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