Male or female of a barred rock, light brahma, and buff Orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by schockm, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. schockm

    schockm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a first time chicken owner and I don't know how to tell the difference between a male or female. Also I'm not sure if my chicks are even the correct breed. Any advice would be helpful. I'm suppose to have 3 hens a barred rock light brahma and a buff Orpington 4 going on 5 weeks old. I have done research to try and figure out the gender and breed but I can't seem to decide on either. Any advice?
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  2. Mamma Athena

    Mamma Athena Out Of The Brooder

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    hello! It took me awhile to figure out my rooster was a rooster! We once thought he was a hen because he was so sweet. But having a sweet rooster is very uncommon. So I have some advice. Your rooster will try to "have fun" with the hens! [​IMG]He will also flap his wings VERY often. You rooster will also strut around trying to look bold and manly!

    Good Luck,
    I hope this helps
     
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I would vote boy on the brahma with that comb, its pretty dark for a light so may be a mixed color.
    The orp looks like a girl so far.
    The BR is colored like a girl with dark barring, even though she has a little more pink comb than I like to see.
     
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  4. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd keep an eye on the Brahma, I agree it might be a cockerel. However, he'll probably lighten up as he feathers in and matures.
     
  5. schockm

    schockm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok great! Thanks for all the help! When should I be able to tell for sure male or female? Like I said Im so new to this!! I didn't even grow up with chicks.
     
  6. Mamma Athena

    Mamma Athena Out Of The Brooder

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    I figured mine out at about 6 to 8 weeks
     
  7. schockm

    schockm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I know this is a little off subject but do my chicks look small for their age (4 wks). I was looking at other peoples chicks and mine just seem smaller.
     
  8. Mamma Athena

    Mamma Athena Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you post a picture?
     
  9. schockm

    schockm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are at the top.
     
  10. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, they are the right size.
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