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cogorman

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 3, 2010
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The two chickies I have questions about were last seen by BYC folks at 4 weeks old. Now they are 8 weeks today and after I get opinions from you nice people I'll just wait it out, which is so hard. I wish my city would allow roosters because at this point I'm pretty attached! SOO rooster or hen?
The first three picture are of Omlette (please not Oliver)and she's on the left in the 3rd picture. RIR I think and pretty sure a hen but...





Next up is Lucy (please not Larry) Not sure what she is besides absolutely beautiful.




Thanks for your opinions!!!
 

rcentner

Songster
10 Years
Sep 6, 2009
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I am gonna guess that the 1st pics is a hen, not sure about #2...roo? idk I would have to compare to the other chicks the same age. My mixed breed flock was easy to tell even though they are all different colors. the roos were obviously more red in the combs, despite the size of the comb..
edit....my chicks are 10 1/2 wks old and very obvious which are hens/roos....You will know soon enough!
 
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fldiver97

Enabler
10 Years
Aug 5, 2009
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My Coop
Both look like girls to me. My RIR had a bigger comb and wattles at 5 weeks and turned out to be a roo. I don't see wattles on Omelette or Lucy. Not the expert, have chickens for just over a year but I'd say pullets

Edited .... forgot half sentence....
 
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cogorman

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 3, 2010
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MidMissouri
Thanks! All of the birds in the pictures are from the same hatch...even the ones not in question.
 

cogorman

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 3, 2010
72
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MidMissouri
Here's a better shot of Lucy's full body. Thanks again for all of your help. From first putting eggs in the incubator to building the coop to hand holding while I sweat the hen/roo dilemma, you people have been great. And my son now spends more time watching the flock than playing video games. Maybe he won't turn into a vidiot after all!
 

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