Mutt chicks. Pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happymorrows, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. happymorrows

    happymorrows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are 5 weeks old now. I am thinking they are both pullets, but wanted other opinions. They are a Barred Rock x Dominique and a EE x Dominique

    Chick1 on right. Chick 2 on left
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    Chick 1 on left. Chick 2 on right
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    Chick1 on right. Chick 2 on left.
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  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My experience has been if they have barred rock in them, you can still sex them the same way as true BRs. If the fronts of their feet are dark, they are girls. If they are mixed with EE and it is the dominant, (having all black feet), then i can't help. I think both those have black fronted feet? Then my guess is girls. Most of my Br/EE mutts are barred with beards, and dark fronted feet.
     
  3. chickiedoo

    chickiedoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Look like pullets to me but I'm definitely no expert. Theyre awfully cute though [​IMG]
     
  4. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    The one on the right in the first and last pics (yellow legs) has awfully thick looking legs. So possibly a roo? I'm not an expert though1 [​IMG]
     
  5. happymorrows

    happymorrows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the right has all yellow legs. They both feathered out the same time and both have dark coloring. Combs are developing at the same rate.
     
  6. mispollitos

    mispollitos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after the experience I just had, and studying my brains out...(I had 5 chicks w/similar coloring) all roos.... I'll guess the left one is a hen & the right one is a roo ;o) mostly because the legs are so big but not sure of the age difference. Considering that, small comb on the right, maybe it is a hen!! the one w/a dark wash is probably for sure a hen.
     
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  7. happymorrows

    happymorrows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of them straight on. How accurate is the leg coloration for sexing, because everything else says pullet on chick1. She/he does have a little dark on the legs, but they are mostly yellow and thicker than chick2.

    Chick1 on left, Chick2 on right
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    chick one is a boy, chick two is a girl. going by leg thickness, color and stance.
     
  9. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2. I wasn't sure in the first pic. but they are yellow legs, so that means chick 1 is a boy. He is also lighter coloured in his feathering, typica for BR chicks.
     
  10. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd agree with donrae. But like the saying goes, sexing chickens is an art, not a science. [​IMG]

    This is another trick I read about that might be able to help you. It goes by behavioral differences in males and females rather than most physical sexing methods.

    First, get the chicks in question together in a group and let them mill about for a couple of minutes, then, drop a hat on the ground/floor in the middle of them. A pullet will normally shrink down or try to run away, whereas a cockerel will stand up taller and look around. It's his protective male instinct shining through. [​IMG]

    Hope this helps; I've never tried it personally, but I hear it does the trick.

    (Book Reference: "Chick Days" by Jenna Woginrich)
     

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