Need help sexing 3 different breeds...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by christall, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. christall

    christall Out Of The Brooder

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    These guys are approx 16 weeks and as soon as I "decide" which sex I think they are, they do something that makes me change my mind. Hoping some of the experts can chime in with some wisdom.

    We have 2 Americauna
    2 Silver-laced wyandotte
    and 1 black minorca

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    This is Lacy (as in Lacy Gaga) (SLW) and Chuck (Americauna)

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    This is Charlie (2nd Americauna) (I do think Chuck and Charlie are girls - but my daughter named them, so...)

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    Ryan (Minorca) Again, thought she was a she - but now not so sure...

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    This is Olivia (2nd SLW)

    These pictures aren't great - but those chickens move WAY to fast when you have one hand on the camera!

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Christall
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Girls 'n more girls! [​IMG]
     
  4. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chuck's tail looks a little suspicious but I am pretty sure the others are hens. That is a pretty flock.
     
  5. christall

    christall Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Chuck had some feather's on his back pulled out by one of the other girls - so his tail looks really funny to me right now - and he's kind of carrying it/holding it up funny. Normally, until the feather incident, it looked exactly like Charlie's... For a while I was thinking he was a male just because he grew so much faster than Charlie - but at about 12 weeks his growth slowed down and Charlie caught up.

    They really are the best little group of chickens. I adore every one of them - just like knowing if we have little ladies or a boy or two... Now if they'd just start laying eggs!

    Thanks for all your help.

    Christall
     
  6. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look girly to me... except for your first SLW. There's so much redness and wattle/comb development for 16 weeks!
     
  7. Stumpfarmer

    Stumpfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, but the feather pattern is not even a little bit male. So confusing!
     
  8. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. enjoyin' my chickens

    enjoyin' my chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chuck, Charlie, and Olivia are pullets. Lacy looks like one I have that I thought was a cockerel I named Marlon but reading everyone's posts I am inclined to keep my options open.

    By the way Olivia looks identical to my Sylvia. I hope you enjoy her as much as I enjoy mine.
     
  10. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chuck and Charlie are both girls. They are Easter Eggers just like my six. Mine were sold to me as Ameraucanas also, but they are not true Ameraucanas. [​IMG] All the rest look like girls to me also.
     

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