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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CatKai, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    About a week ago a friend went and picked up our chickens. He was told they were all pullets about a month old. I am now thinking I have more than half cockerels. My 2 that are buff Orpingtons I am sure enough about, they have a nasty temperament and just look like boys to me [​IMG] and bigger combs than any of the other breeds I have. I need to get more pics of them all to post and get opinions on. The rest are 2 black Australorps (hope I get the spelling right on all these [​IMG] ), 2 Ameraucana and 4 Barred Rock. I think these are split on gender by breed pairs. How reliable is going by looks like a girl/boy in face/head? That's about where I am on the Auracanas and the Australorps. Same with the Barred Rocks except I read somewhere that the pullets are darker and that goes with my guess of which are the pullets in my group of 4. Any advice is welcome... I am taking the Orpingtons to him Friday to return but am undecided on the others that I *think* are not pullets...

    Thanks,
    Kim

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    Last edited: Jan 23, 2010
  2. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they?
     
  3. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couple more pics [​IMG]

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  4. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He picked them up last Saturday and he was told about a month old.
     
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are not barred rocks....
     
  6. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are referring to the black & white ones? Are they Dominique?
     
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  7. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be anything from dominique to barred wyandottes.... are they sold to you as barred rocks?
     
  8. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My primary concern is gender more than the breed.
     
  9. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, sold to us as barred rocks and also that they were all (all the breeds) pullets.
     
  10. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like you have some roos. The seller could have thought they were all pullets or just told you so you would buy them. [​IMG]
    Are the larger combs a lot brighter in color?
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010

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