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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ParrotsNPullets, May 28, 2010.

  1. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so most of these chicks were born in the beginning of May. The 3 Copper Marans are a few days to a week older from a local breeder. I have a mix of standard sized and bantam chicks and we're pretty overrun at the moment (eep 31 chicks and only so many brooders to stick them all in!). So any help sexing them so I can at least sell some roos would help tremendously.

    I'll post pictures of according to breed so this is a little less confusing.

    Large Fowl


    Black Copper Marans (French)

    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    Blue Laced Red Wyandottes


    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    Sultans


    #1 left #2 Right
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    #1
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    #2
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    Bantams


    Cochins

    Barred

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    Red Frizzle
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    Golden Laced Cochins

    #1
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    #2
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    Porcelain D'Uccles

    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    #4 Left #5 Right
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    Mille Fleur D'Uccles

    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    #4 Left #5 Right
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    Easter Eggers

    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    #4
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    Dark Cornish (Eyes looks a little off because he's recently recovered from an eye infection he had since arriving)
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    Partridge Rock
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    Dark Brahma
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    I have my hunches, and I also know a couple are too young to sex right now (especially my slow-growing little fluff ball Brahma), but I'd love some second opinions, especially on the RLBWs, Marans, D'Uccles, and EEs! Thanks so much for looking! [​IMG]
     
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  2. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Edited the post above... I labeled the Barred Cochin a Barred Rock- must be out of habit because of my 1 year old BR hen! [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My Coop
    On the Marans:
    1. Boy
    2. Girl
    3. Boy

    Golden laced cochin #2 is a boy and so is D'Uccle #3. (I'm betting #1 is too)

    EE #1 and #3 are roosters as well.
     
  4. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks so much New2Chooks!

    I was thinking the same on the Marans (which is sad because '#1' is named & a favorite..). Golden Laced Cochin #1 is much prettier in her markings so that is a relief. And I was pretty sure on the EEs as well... which leaves us the 2 prettiest ones as hens hopefully! [​IMG]

    From what I'm thinking... #2 Mille Fleur is the only roo from that bunch, and as you said Porcelains #1 & #3.

    I have hunches on some of the others as well but I will wait to see if anyone else has opinions on my little ones. [​IMG]
     
  5. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BCMs
    #1, Male
    #2, Female
    #3, Male

    BLRW
    #1, Female
    #2, I'm gonna say female for now, but it could turn male....
    #3, Male

    Sultans
    1&2, I am almost sure both are males...

    Cochins
    The Barred is a male
    The frizzle is a little difficult, i'm gonna say Male for now...

    Gold laced cochins
    #1, Male (better comb pics please)
    #2, Male

    Porcelain D'Uccles
    #1, Male
    #2, Female
    #3, Male
    #4&5, Both female

    Millie D'uccles
    #1, Female
    #2, Male
    #3, Female
    #4&5, Both female

    EEs

    #1, Male
    #2, Female
    #3, Male
    #4, Female

    cornish, Male (need better comb pics)

    Partridge Rock, Female

    Brahma, Female
     
  6. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Blackbird12!

    Funny how my mystery chick Barred Cochin still seems to be a male even though MM doesn't sex bantams! [​IMG]

    I do hope #3 BLRW is a hen- of course the one that is looking roosterly is the sweetest cuddler out of our whole bunch of chicks!

    It would be awesome if our Brahma & 1 Sultan would turn out to be hens as well. One Sultan is turning positively red under that head fluff (#2) while the other is very light pinkish (#1), so I'll hold out for that light one with fingers crossed!
     
  7. Peep Talk

    Peep Talk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going go say the following [​IMG]

    BCM
    1. Roo
    2. Pullet
    3. Roo

    BLRW
    1. Pullet
    2. Pullet
    3. Roo

    Sultans
    1. Pullet
    2. Roo

    Cochins
    1. Roo
    2. Pullet

    Gold Laced Cochins
    1. Pullet
    2. Roo

    Porcelain D'Uccles
    1. Roo
    2. Pullet
    3. Roo
    4. Pullet
    5. Pullet

    Mille D'Uccles
    1. Pullet
    2. Roo
    3. Pullet
    4. Pullet
    5. Pullet

    EE's
    1. Roo
    2. Pullet
    3. Roo
    4. Pullet

    Cornish
    1. Pullet

    Partridge Rock
    1. Pullet

    Brahma
    1. Pullet

    I agree a lot with Blackbird, but a few looked more pullet to me than roo. [​IMG]
     
  8. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Country! I appreciate you going through the whole list. [​IMG]

    I'm hoping #1 Sultan is a hen as well... we'd love to have 1 white egg layer.

    I'm hoping you're wrong on the Golden Laced though, hehe. From behavior #2 seems like a roo because that little guy fights with the other roos constantly and he even bites me! It doesn't hurt and it's cute now but WOW is that going to be a crazy bird as an adult.

    That may not mean it's a boy, but I'm hoping the prettier #1 is my gal!
     
  9. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all of the responses. Now I'm trying to figure out with a bit more certainty if any of my bantam cochins turned out to be pullets! I'm pretty sure that the nearly all red Golden Laced (#2 here) is a roo, but I posted more pics for comparison. I've searched BYC for photos of young pullets and cockerals and I haven't really been able to come to a conclusion myself- maybe some experts on here can clue me in! [​IMG]

    I've taken a lot more photos of my chicks (4 weeks):

    Golden Laced Cochin # 1


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    Golden Laced Cochin # 2

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    Red Frizzle Cochin

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    I'm sorry for some blurry photos, our camera is very old & finicky.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2010
  10. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any guesses?
     

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