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My babies at 5 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nugget, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to know if you all are thinking what I'm thinking! Boy, girl or ? [​IMG]
    I've had several people tell me the gender of Ros and Ruby already, but I'll include those pictures too, because pictures are always fun to post :eek:)

    A) Tulip, silver laced wyandotte at 5 weeks
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    B) Noodle, silver laced wyandotte at 5 weeks
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    C) Gumbo, silver laced wyandotte, 5 weeks
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    D) Opus, barred rock, 5 weeks
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    E) Molasses, gold laced wyandotte, 5 weeks
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    F) Ruby, Don't really know what he is! 5 weeks
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    G) Ros, gold laced wyandotte at 9 weeks
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    Ros has been mounting the other chicks... is this behaviour definitive, or are they like dogs in this respect (female dogs will mount too)
     
  2. howlingwoodsfarm

    howlingwoodsfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say
    a) roo(?)
    b)roo(?)
    c)roo(?)
    D)pullet(fairly confident)
    E)pullet(fairly confident)
    F)Roo(fairly confident)
    G)roo(fairly confident)

    Boy i hope I am wrong.. that would be alot of roos, if they came supposedly sexed I would say I would have to be wrong on a few but if you ordered st. run I would not be surprised if you had atleast 3 roos. I have never had a female mount another flockmate. Lets see what other say.

    Heather
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree with Heather. First 3 look like boys and the last 2.

    Jody
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Darn, I would have to agree......wow, thats a LOT of roos!!
     
  5. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping someone would tell me I was wrong (I was thinking the same thing)... What am I going to do with them all! They were straight run... but even so, I had hoped for a 50/50 ratio [​IMG]
     
  6. Matt Berry

    Matt Berry Out Of The Brooder

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    You have a lot of roos there. I looked at all the pictures and the only pullet I saw was D. Opus. While I'm not 100% sure Molasses is a roo, they are still young yet and at that age is showing more Roo characteristics then I'd expect to see.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Opus does not look like a Barred Rock to me. I don't see any apparent barring, but maybe the pic is too close to the head for me to tell. Does she have any? If not, you have something else.
     
  8. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Opus had white on her belly as a baby, she's now almost all black. No barring at all, aside from the little bit of white near her eye... Maybe he sold me a crow. There were some australorps at the farm, could she be one of those?
     
  9. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a full shot of Opus yesterday:
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    Any idea what she is?
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Australorp, probably. Certainly not a Barred Rock.
     

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