my first post!Name this chicken??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by funky, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi ya'll! New to the board and to the chicken life.my son got 5 chicks for his bday.2 buff orphs,1 RIR and 2 I dont know what.I will take pics of the Idont knows in the morning but I was wondering if you can tell what sex they are at 6-7 weeks?
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] and maybe yes and matbe no it depends on the breed I dont think your buff orps or Rirs you would be able to tell. Maybe the Orps though because there are Orp experts on this site [​IMG]
     
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  3. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks Maybe someone can tell???[​IMG]
     
  4. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay this is my guess, I have some RIR and Buff Orps babies about 5 weeks old and I can tell with them so I am going to try on yours.

    Top photo: dark one- Rooster
    Light one- Hen

    Lower photo: I cannot see the combs well enough to tell.
     
  5. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I was thinking the RIR was a roo.
    My husband says its a hen .Somewhere he read that hens flutter (flap) to the ground and roos make a thud.He thinks we have 4 hens and a roo based on that.I guess we will see.My luck they will all be roos
     
  6. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was thinking the RIR was a roo.
    My husband says its a hen .Somewhere he read that hens flutter (flap) to the ground and roos make a thud.He thinks we have 4 hens and a roo based on that.I guess we will see.My luck they will all be roos

    The comb on that RIR looks larger than the combs on the others is why I am thinking roo. The combs on all my RIR and BO roos have always been more prominent in the roos than in the hens even at 5 weeks old! Hopefully you do have 4 hens and 1 roo, that would be a great combo!!!
     
  7. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i have no clue yet still to young for me to say either way but hey [​IMG]
     
  8. funky

    funky Out Of The Brooder

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    I just came back from the coop and i think they are both roos.The both have redder combs now and the RIR has bright re waddles coming in the BO has red ones coming in too..Actually the BO is showing signs of meaness already [​IMG] maybe its just me but they are both acting like roos!![​IMG]
     
  9. warsawffagurl

    warsawffagurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats odd...
    BOs aren't usually aggressive...
    just wait it out and see if someone starts crowing
     
  10. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always name my birds in the language of the land they came from - the silkies have a japenese names and the non-bearded silkies have random american names, also i have one named in native african Chiapotsuia-it means 'the beautiful one'. sorry about your birds, the buff one beside the roo still looks so small and feminine though....
     

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