Meyer Chicks - Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bowen012, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. bowen012

    bowen012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mixed batch of chicks from Meyer hatched on September 9th. Order was only suppose to have 1 rooster (faverolles), but I suspect my Cuckoo Marans and White Rock may be male also. Thoughts?

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its still a bit young to tell for sure; I would post new photos in a few weeks. However, I agree with you that your Cuckoo Marans is looking somewhat rooster like with those thick legs, tall stance, and reddening comb. Your White Rock could be a rooster, too, but I'm going to say pullet for now.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Cuckoo Marans and White Rock do have rather large combs for their age, but the combs aren't so red and large yet that I think they are males. White Rocks are a fast maturing breed, so they often develop combs a little quicker. Post some more photos in a few weeks to have another opinion. As of now, I think its likely that you have two pullets.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not seeing anything screaming rooster at this point, but they're young yet. Post again in 3ish weeks for a recheck.
     
  5. bowen012

    bowen012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White Plymouth Rock - hatched 9/9/13. Hen or Roo?
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    Salmon Faverolle Cockerel - hatched 9/9/13. Just included him since there had been a few on BYC who were curious about Meyer Faverolles.
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    Buff Polish - hatched 9/9/13. Ordered a pullet, but wouldn't even know how to begin sexing these things. Hen or Roo?
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    Meyer Meal Maker - hatched 9/9/13. Breed/Gender?
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    Cuckoo Marans - hatched 9/9/13. Hen or Roo?
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    Salmon Faverolle Pullet - hatched 9/9/13. Like the male SF above, just displaying it here for a sample of Meyer stock.
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  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that your WR and CM are males. They have HUGE legs.
     
  7. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it does look like your WR and CM are male at this point. If I were you, I'd give Meyer a call. They have amazingly friendly customer service and will give you your money back no questions asked, most likely.
     
  8. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant comment on any except the polish. I have a female and male polish, both are 13 weeks old. Yours looks like a female. The feathers at the top are full and rounded. The male polish are easy to tell early and have spikey head feathers from the beginning. They dont have a FULL set of feathers-look more like mohawks. So female![​IMG]
     

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