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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cogorman, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. cogorman

    cogorman Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] 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...

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

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    Thanks for your opinions!!!
     
  2. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  3. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are pretty young pullets.
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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  5. cogorman

    cogorman Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! All of the birds in the pictures are from the same hatch...even the ones not in question.
     
  6. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    At 8 weeks they would have had more color to the combs and probably more pronounced waddles...I think its pretty safe to say you still have an Omlette and a Lucy.
     
  7. cogorman

    cogorman Out Of The Brooder

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    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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  8. Chicken Bee

    Chicken Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, mind you. But she looks like a hen to me. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As above....and she is very pretty too
     

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