I know their mutts, the question is boys or girls.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kopeck, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. kopeck

    kopeck Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got a handful of 10 week old birds that I hatched this spring. The father is a Golden Laced Wyandotte, the mothers are a mix of EEs, Welsummers and Barred Rocks.

    This is sort of a learning process for me, so I'm going to guess what they are and then you all can tell me I'm wrong. :p

    The first obviously has EE roots, pretty much jet black. I think it's a she, smaller body, lighter colored and smaller comb, that and the feathering just looks pullet to me.

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    The next one pretty clearly had a barred rock as a mom. This one I'm pretty sure is a cockerel, the feathering doesn't scream boy to me but it was the first to get some red in it's comb, first with waddles, just looks boyish to me. This is also a very solid bird...

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    I've got a few more I would like to post but I'm going to pace my self and not overwhelm you generous folks! Thanks,

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  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I think your right , girl , boy. Nice looking just the same.

    Have a happy chicken day,

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  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are right too. [​IMG]

    BTW, Golden Laced Wyandotte rooster crossed with Barred Rock hens makes black sexlinks. Males are barred (like the bird pictured) and females are black with red/orange leakage (possibly like pic #2?). In other words, any birds that are barred in color are for sure males, in case this helps. [​IMG]
     
  4. Velvet Hairpiece

    Velvet Hairpiece Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like pullets to me. My BR roo had a huge comb at 4 weeks, much yellower legs, and much more white barring. Yours looks like my BR pullets at that age, they started getting a little tinge of pink in their comb and wattles around 10 weeks.

    I'm not an expert, I've just looked at a LOT of pictures on here in determining the sex of my chicks, and yours look girly.
     
  5. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look like pullets to me.
     
  6. kopeck

    kopeck Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:You know, something else I forgot, don't male BRs have a large white spot on their head and females a small one? This guy had a larger one, we used to call him eight ball before he feathered out...

    Me thinks this one's a male. What's interesting is how stout this bird is, it almost looks like Cornish Cross with barred feathering.

    I hope to post a couple more tonight. I'm hoping to catch a couple of what I think are my Welsummers crosses, they're looking very unique, at least to me...

    Thanks everyone!

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  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You know, something else I forgot, don't male BRs have a large white spot on their head and females a small one? This guy had a larger one, we used to call him eight ball before he feathered out...

    Me thinks this one's a male. What's interesting is how stout this bird is, it almost looks like Cornish Cross with barred feathering.

    I hope to post a couple more tonight. I'm hoping to catch a couple of what I think are my Welsummers crosses, they're looking very unique, at least to me...

    Thanks everyone!

    K

    With purebred Barred Rocks the males tend to have larger messier head spots compared to the females.

    In a Black Sexlink cross, such as GLW rooster x BR hens, males will look very similar to Barred Rock chicks, including a white spot on the top of their heads, and later feathering out to black/white barred. Females will be black, with possibly a little white on the wings/underbelly/cheeks, but the tops of their heads will be jet black, and later feathering out to black with red leakage on the neck and breast.

    I've raise a lot of dual purpose roosters for butchering and I've found that the Barred Rock cross roosters often grow really big! Must be the hybrid vigour or something, because the purebred Barred Rock roosters I raised were smaller/more slender than the purebred Rhode Island Red roosters I raised that same year (same hatch too).
     
  8. kopeck

    kopeck Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'm a little late...

    Here's two more.

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    I think this is a EE and a pullet.

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    This is one of my Welsummer crosses, also a pullet (I think).

    Thanks again,

    K
     
  9. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Would a White Bearded Rooster & a Barred Rock cross hen do the same? would any barred chicks be males? or is that too much mixing?
     
  10. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The saddle feathers on the first one almost look curved to me.. I'd say Boy1st, Girl2nd
     

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