My turn to ask...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WhySayWhat, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. WhySayWhat

    WhySayWhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am fairly certain (as certain as a noob can be) that they are all girls...they are roughly 16.5 weeks old now and still no crowing! But, what are your opinions? These photos were taken this morning, but I do have photos all the way back to the day I got them if needed.

    First up is Gertrude my Barred Rock. She's giving that dish of food the what-for, lol. And, of course, the glass jar is in the way of showing off her comb, but it is standing nearly an inch to an inch and a half tall righ now and very red as well.
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    Clyde is one of my SLW's. The shyest bird I have too!
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    Last,but not least, Henrietta! Her wattles are 2 to 3 times the size of Clyde's.
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    A "body shot" of the three of them last night as well...Gertrude is, of course, facing the wrong way here too, so the second is from a few days ago, grainy but shows off her comb a little better.
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    So, I know I'll know for sure in a month or so when they should all be laying eggs, but I'm curious what others think they are...I've heard people from this forum tell me I had all girls and all boys...and everything in between. Just curious what the current consensus is on my "girls".
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your barred rock looks like a roo to me with those long hackle feathers and large red comb. I could be wrong though. Some chicks don't crow until 5 months or later.
     
  3. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Edited to say that I just realized the color difference in your SLWs. The second one might be a boy, and I would need a full body shot of the BR to tell the gender.
     
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  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Can you get a full body shot of the Barred Rock. I'm pretty sure it's a hen, but a body shot would help.
     
  5. WhySayWhat

    WhySayWhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From a few nights ago, not the best, I was aiming the camera in a dark coop trying to make sure everyone was inside.
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    And this morning, sans head...silly branch next to the feeder... "her" body, is of course, the barred one. [​IMG]
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    It's hard to get photos of them alone, the three of them travel in a pack, very close together, 90% of the time!
     
  6. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    They all look like girls to me
     

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