Help with genders please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kara_leigh, May 12, 2011.

  1. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my first set of chicks, seven of them. According to the lady I got them from, they should be 6ish weeks old. I was hoping for mostly hens, maybe one or two roos, but I think I got two hens and the rest roos. Could you possibly try to identify these birds as pullet or cockerel? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!! (two of them are too young yet, I think, to identify their gender)

    One (roo? has wattles also)
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    Two
    I believe this one to be a roo, b/c compared to another one that looks the same (chick three) the comb is bigger and much more red and it has wattles.
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    Comb is actually much more pink IRL than it is in the picture
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    Three
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    See, not a lot of comb
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    Four (comb is again much more red irl)
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    If you need any other specific pictures just let me know. Thanks!
     
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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have some gorgeous, colorful chickens! I am no help for gender however!

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  3. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say #1 & #3 are girls and #2 & #4 are maybe boys, but im not convinced
     
  4. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG] I also think they are really pretty. I'll be disappointed if most of them turn out to be roos and I just end up butchering them. We only want one roo, and I'm keeping the black and orange one.
     
  5. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
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    1 roo the rest pullets would be my guess
     
  6. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  7. flowerhippie

    flowerhippie Out Of The Brooder

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    I can usually tell when the feathers fully come in all the way the roo will not have a feather mass at the tail feathers, the hens will be very erect the tail feathers of the roo takes longer to mature. The roo also will usually grow a larger crown and under it's beak will develop a fold if skin, Also the character of the roo will be a protector. usually the last to run when spooked. hope this will help by watching there barn yard behavior.
     
  8. Tom Turkey

    Tom Turkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like 1,2& 4 are roo's and 3 is a pullet.
     
  9. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    Three is the only one that could be a pullet.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

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