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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Heathero617, May 24, 2011.

  1. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i was out feeding this morning, and after talking with someone here last night about our new chicks, I decided to see if anyone can help me identify my birds and sexes. Its a guessing game to me and am counting on you fantastic experts to guide me! It's getting ready to storm so these were taken in a hurry. I know there are a lot of them, but i tried to get 1 good pic of each, I dont think i was successful, but i tried.

    [​IMG] This is the lightest colored of this breed >forefront<

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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    They are mostly cockerels - sorry. Looks like you picked chicks out of the rooster bin or had a bad run at picking them out of the straight run bin.

    The 2 red ones are Production Reds and look like pullets.

    The barred ones look like Sex-link roosters and the White are Delaware roosters.
     
  3. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah the red ones are sexlink pullets, but i wasnt sure what "brand".

    So, my inklings were right and they all pretty much look like roos? I wasnt completely sure with the lighter barred one as the body type seems rounder than the others to me, maybe he/she just gets more of the food LOL. Well, if this is the consensus I guess i have some 3 month old chickens up for grabs in the Greeneville Tn area!
     
  4. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look like roo's to me too, I've had the same problem with straight runs i picked all roo's i'm still waiting for my younger ones to get old enough to tell i'm really hoping i did better with them [​IMG]
     
  5. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, now i'll have the fun task of finding them new homes. My dad, manly guy he is said we'll have fresh chicken...but i'm sorry, i can not kill or eat those which i have raised. I have a real hard time with that aspect of "farming" unless its veggies we're talking about!
     
  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've eaten my birds before. Delawares in particular are delicious in my experience! The taste of grocery store chicken doesn't even compare. Wait till they get a little older and meaner and you might not feel as bad about it. I had a Dellie roo I was quite fond of until he chased down one of my kids. We had Coq a Vin not long after that and it was amazing!
     
  7. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok due to a few other conversations about my chickies, i've taken some up close facial pictures. I have 1 of each breed who does not have the waddles like the others in the bunch. here they are.


    [​IMG] Sold to me as a barred/white rock mix..note small nearly non exsistant waddles

    [​IMG] Same breed same clutch note the large waddles

    [​IMG] again, larger waddles

    [​IMG] I notice the large waddles on these guys and very red

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    [​IMG] This one appears to have much smaller waddles and comb is still pretty pale compared to the others.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    still roos, sorry.
     
  9. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dont' be sorry, but what makes you say that? In my reading and looking at pictures, it seems that barred rocks, both male and female have large combs and waddles. Is there something in particular telling you that they are all male?
     
  10. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dont' be sorry, but what makes you say that? In my reading and looking at pictures, it seems that barred rocks, both male and female have large combs and waddles. Is there something in particular telling you that they are all male?

    Their color.
     

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