Newbie and chicken sex identification

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Privettprairie, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Privettprairie

    Privettprairie In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2018
    hello there I’m new to the chicken raising, I’m from Texas I ordered my chicks from a hatchery in Texas as chicks I got 9 female ..3 light Brahma, 3 laced Wyondotte, and 3 buff orpingtons. The hatchery has mentioned they may send a roo or two for warmth but they sent 7 extra I was assuming the extra were all Roos but I’m not sure I have looked up all the different ways to tell and since I’m new at this I’m still having a hard time they are about two months old now and I love them all so much they are so fun and I can’t wait to have some eggs the I only planned on keeping one rooster .. the extra they sent me were barred rock, I planned on keeping one of those and the rest I have someone interested in but now one of my brahmas is starting to look more like a roo then a hen especially in comparison to my other brahmas im gonna post pics and hope I can get some help... anyway thanks for all the great posts and hopefully these pics work.

    The one I suspect to be a roo



    My other two Brahma compared to the one

    2 of the 7 extra I received I’m assuming they are Roos just wanna confirm they all look like these

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  2. imnukensc

    imnukensc Crowing

    May 22, 2017
    SC Midlands
    The ones you think are cockerels/roosters are exactly what you think they are.
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  3. Broody Bist

    Broody Bist Songster

    May 7, 2018
    Looks like you’re correct on the one you suspect to be a roo.
    I’ve never had any barred rocks myself, but I’ve heard they are a lot like RIR’s in the comb department. Our Rhode Island Red, Susie, had a huge red comb, just like a rooster. So I would hold out for a little while and MAYBE you could have some barred girls :fl

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  4. Privettprairie

    Privettprairie In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2018
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  5. Privettprairie

    Privettprairie In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2018
    That’s what I was wondering I have read that about barred rocks so I might wait only a couple are starting to “act” like roosters so I may hold out thank you!
  6. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi, it's nice to have you here!

    7 packing peanuts is a lot! If you want more opinions on gender, you can post your pictures on this forum and have others take a look:
    What Breed Or Gender is This?

    I like the idea of "wait and see"...sure wouldn't want to accidentally give one of your girls away.

    Thanks for joining us, you have lovely birds!
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  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUN-omenal Community! :celebrate Best wishes and good luck with that flock of yours!
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  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
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  9. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock! :welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all of the information you need to know about poultry. There is always space for members on the BYC roost! :highfive:

    It seems that you are correct on the sex. Your light Brahma in the top picture is a cockerel and both of the barred Rock pictures appear to be cockerels as well. Seven was a big extra! What hatchery were they purchased from? I am just asking so I can be cautious next time I order from just any hatchery.:D

    Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
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  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Your suspicions of which birds are cockerels appear to be correct at this age.
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