New to byc...how should I do this??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Thund3rWang95, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Thund3rWang95

    Thund3rWang95 In the Brooder

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    Currently have 50 ish birds. Lots of variety . Some were bought as pullets...some straight run...wanted to see if we could peg any for sure to be roos as of now...as they will not be staying. Have some fancier breeds coming in the next couple weeks that are straight run so going to keep those when the roos pop up. So out of the 48 birds I need the bigger ones to get a second opinion. Some of the smaller guys may be a bit harder. 5 australorp, 6 buff orps and 6 RI reds are all around 5/6 weeks. 6 barred rocks are 3/4 weeks, 6 nh reds are 4/5 weeks, 3 EE 3/4 WEEKS, 3 EE 4 white leghorn 4 red sexlink 4 silver wyandottes all 2/3 weeks. And some of the smaller ones and EE I know won't be able to be clear. Was just wondering best way to get answers? Should I break it down by breed? Should I not clutter the forums with 48 different posts? Ugh...HELP!!
     
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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Now, LOL The best way is going to be for you to take individual pics of any suspects when they're between 6-8 weeks old. Make sure you get shots of the comb, hackle and saddle feathers and in natural light. Also, pics of them standing naturally will help as well.
     
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  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    At those ages most won't be sexable. Obviously sex links will, and so should barred rocks due to differing plumage patterns of males and females. I'd start with those and just do a few at a time with the others.
     
  4. Thund3rWang95

    Thund3rWang95 In the Brooder

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    Thanks and will do!! I'll make a separate post?? Or just go here?
     
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    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Either or. It will be easier for you and the helpers if you number your chicks and pics. So we can all be on the same page. That's if you do it all in one thread... if you do individual threads for each one, its not as big a deal or confusing.
     
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  6. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Something in between sounds good to me. 5 to 10, maybe, at most. One post at a time would be okay but more work than is necessary. All 50 would get confusing and overload a lot of slower computers out there, like mine.
     
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    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    LOL Exactly
     
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  8. Thund3rWang95

    Thund3rWang95 In the Brooder

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    Ok. Sounds good. Thanks for the tips! I'll do it by breed I suppose. That way 5/6 chickens per post. Only downfall...all the same colors lol
     
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  9. Thund3rWang95

    Thund3rWang95 In the Brooder

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    So after cleaning and hanging out with everyone...I'm pretty sure I got alot more roos than I first expected. Seeing lots of Combs and some already starting to pink up...I'll wait another week or two before getting pics and asking again!
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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