Mystery Chickies, Any Ideas??? (Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tharrell, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. tharrell

    tharrell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas on any of these guys on either breed or gender? I think I might have a couple figured out, but I hate to give away some pullets when I thought they were cockerals. I'm only allowed 10 birds on my property, and currently I have 11. Any help would be GREATLY appriciated! In these pics they are about 5 weeks old or so. Thanks so much in advance!!!
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  2. marytoast

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but the black one may be a barred rock. I do know they are very cute!!!
     
  3. Davaroo

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    The big one in pic 6 looks like it could be a cockerel. Other than that... Sex links? Who knows?

    A little more info would be helpful.
     
  4. tharrell

    tharrell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking those ones are barred rocks, but is there anyway to tell the difference between a black sex link rooster and barred rock at this age? I bought them with the other black one so that was kind of my thoughts on them.
     
  5. tharrell

    tharrell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any other ideas?
     
  6. Davaroo

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    Actually, they all look kinda like fuzzy dinosaurs to me.
    Where did you get them?
     
  7. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I am going to "try" and help here....


    Pic #1-I am leaning towards pullet, watch for the wattles to come out more...
    Pic #2-Is not a BR unless it is a hatchery bird. The barring isnt right for a breeders so i would say a sex-link of some kind. Gender wise, I think it is a cockerel. If the picture is correctly lit, I am seeing some wattles coming out.
    Pic #3-He is a He. so far it is the best example of what wattles should look like at 5 weeks. could be a BO
    Pic #4-again, chick in the back is a cockerel. Cant tell if it is the same bird as pic #3.
    Pic #5-Black chick in the back could be a cockerel. His wattles are more pronounced then the other that I can see so i would guess...cockerel in the back. The other one i cant see any wattles but it could be the way the picture is taken. I also see a white dot on that ones head indicating a possible BR. If it the same bird as pic #9 you have a pullet!!!


    I am not an expert at sexing but these are my opinions. They are all cute and enjoy them!
     

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