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Need Help with Sexing my little ones Hatched 10/30/2013 AUST, BUFF, BARRED ROCK , AMERP

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CKNS247, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. CKNS247

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    Im hoping I could get some advice on the sex of our little chickens.
    They were ordered from Ideal Poultry and shipped to me on 10/30/2013.
    I ordered ladies so let’s see if we got what we wanted!!!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!





    (2) BLACK AUST PULLETS

    (2) BUFF ORPINGTON PULLETS

    (2) AMERAUCANA PULLETS

    (2) BARRED ROCK PULLETS

    (2) RHODE ISLD RED PULLETS






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  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Numbers 1, 4, and 5 are pullets. 2 I'm pretty sure is a cockeral, and I'm not sure about 3. I'm leaning toward pullet.
     
  3. CKNS247

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    Thank you for your input! The #3 Rhode Island is very suspicious to me too. It is larger then the rest and very
    Outgoing. Kinda large legs too. We are only keeping 5 or 6 max so I'm trying to rule out the boys to make it
    easier. The BR in the first pic is my favorite follows me everywhere, jumps on your lap and loves rubs.
    #4 has pretty feathers but the head is somewhat.....well... Not my favorite look.
     
  4. CKNS247

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    So this rRhode is questionable...
     
  5. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Yes. I think is see pointy hackle feathers coming in, and it has the gangly rough look cockerals tend to have.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think they're all female. At 6 weeks a cockerel would have lots more comb.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Personally, I think you have all pullets. Even though some of them (#3 in particular) have some larger comb and wattles than the others, the comb/wattles aren't particularly red. The body shape and stance all look feminine.
     
  8. CKNS247

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    Thanks for the replies, I appreciate the help!!! One last question, if your goal was fresh eggs/ easy keepers what five/six would you keep. ? So far I'm thinking:

    1 Red
    1 Buff
    1 Aust
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My personal preference would be the Easter eggers, the barred rocks and the buff. I just don't care for red birds, and I love green eggs and puffy cheeks. I just think the barred and buff are prettier hens than the reds. Honestly, they all lay about the same, the buffs are more likely to go broody so that can cut down egg production.
     
  10. erlibrd

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