More help sexing 9 week old chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HappyHandsHomestead, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. HappyHandsHomestead

    HappyHandsHomestead In the Brooder

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    This is ridiculous. I started out with six chicks and was told they were all female. I have since given two to a friend because we didn’t want that many, and one that turned out to be a rooster went to a sanctuary last weekend. We now have the remaining three, and I think TWO of them may be roosters. I posted about my buff Orpington a few days ago, but I added a couple more photos of him/her as they are better pictures that show the light pink comb. The only chick in the photos that I think is definitely a female is the black one. Please help. This is so ridiculous, and I’m a bit sad about it all at this point.
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    The black looks to be your only pullet.
     
  3. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    I can't see the two birds to well but you are definitely right the brown is a rooster.
     
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  4. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    I agree with you, looks like the black one is a pullet. I don’t see how you could get five roos out of six chicks!
     
  5. linsybird

    linsybird Chirping

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    Where did you get your chicks from? That’s crazy that so many of them are roosters! I’d say the buff Orpington is a rooster too, but that’s just based off comparing your’s to my buff Orpington pullet. Mine is a week younger, but her comb and wattles are considerably smaller.
     
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  6. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Songster

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    If they are 9 weeks old now, then the Easter Egger and Buff Orpington are cockerels.
     
  7. HappyHandsHomestead

    HappyHandsHomestead In the Brooder

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    I got them from a local farm. My son’s preschool hatched them from eggs, and the director there, who has been raising chickens for years, sexed them and was adamant that they were all female. Pretty sure four of the six are roosters:(
     
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  8. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    I'm sorry about your situation :hugs
    Do you happen to know how the director 'sexed' them? Will they take the boys back for an exchange?
    Sexing mistakes can, and do, happen but it's unfortunate that someone was so adamant about it.
     
  9. HappyHandsHomestead

    HappyHandsHomestead In the Brooder

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    I am not sure. The farm will not take them back. I’ve asked. It’s just so irritating, but I guess that’s just how the cookie crumbles for me. There is a sanctuary that I can bring them to, but she is at capacity, and I just don’t know if she will be able to take them before I absolutely must get rid of them. I wish there were more options for housing beautiful roosters. I would have purchased only pullets had I gotten better info up front.
     
  10. HAPPYCHICKENLADY17

    HAPPYCHICKENLADY17 Songster

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    is that a buff orp? definately a rooster.....i just rehomed mine, he was gorgeous...i thought i was raising 3 buffs, but 2 were hens and one roos.....
     

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