My 3-week old babies, roos or pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ShadesofSable, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my First Chicks are 3+ weeks old now, and I'm starting to have some clues that some are boys.
    So here they are:
    The Rhode Island Reds
    Peppercorn (suspected rooster?)
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    Another RIR chick for comparison (both of the other two are developing very similarly)
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    I have no clue what the three silver laced wynadottes are, so here's all three.
    Topaz. And Yes, (s)he has a single comb rather than the standard kind. In the two days since this picture his/her comb has gotten more pink and redish wattles have appeared.
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    Diamond
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    C.Z.
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    I'm also curious about these two, but they're bantams so I don't know if they're big enough to tell yet!
    Batman (unknown breed, maybe Japanese Bantam? If you know the breed that'd be awesome to know too!)
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    Acorn (Silver duckwing OEGB) In the past days comb has grown a touch and wattles are starting to show. I think this one may be a boy too.
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    I also have some silkies, but I don't think it's any point trying to sex them at 3 weeks. they're all too similar at this age.
    Anyway, thanks for any opinions or guesses!
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the top looks like a cockerel to me too and the other RIR looks like a pullet. I'm not so sure about the Wyandotte with the single comb, I had one as well but it was a female with an impressively large comb, I would either hope that someone else has an idea or you can update a little bit later but I'm leaning towards cockerel. The wyandotte with the correct comb looks more female and I don't know for sure but I think just by looking at the color it looks to me more of a female but Old English tend to change their color as they grow so it may go either way
     
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  3. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I really appreciate it.

    I've also noticed that the single comb wyandotte has bigger, brighter yellow legs than the other two. The other twos' legs have started to darken. I don't know if that means anything though.
     
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  4. BantamLover21

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    So far, Peppercorn appears to be your only rooster. It is a little young to be sure on all of them, though.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
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  6. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I agree that they're a little young, I'm just trying to keep tabs and get an early start on who to keep an eye on. While TECHNICALLY I can have roosters where I live, I still live in a neighborhood so I don't want to be rude to my neighbors. :)

    I'll post more pictures as they grow!
     
  7. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're all Six+ weeks old now, and it looks like someone stole my baby peeps and replaced them with tiny chickens while I was away this weekend.

    My RIRs.
    Peppercorn (Probably a rooster, just posting for comparison to the others which are the same age)
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    Teriyaki (Not sure of this one at all, started going a little pink in the comb and developing wattles at about 4wks.)
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    Medium Spicy (pretty sure this one's a pullet)
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    My Silver Laced Wynadottes
    Topaz (suspected rooster)
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    Diamond (unknown)
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    C.Z. (unknown)
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    Oh, and Acorn is developing boy colors as he grows, so definitely a cockerel.
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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Peppercorn, Teryaki, Topaz, and Acorn look like males.
     
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  9. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diamond and C.Z. look like pullets or "wait-and-see"s?
     

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