Newbie and chicken sex identification

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

  1. Privettprairie

    Privettprairie In the Brooder

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    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

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    My other two Brahma compared to the one
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    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

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    The ones you think are cockerels/roosters are exactly what you think they are.
     
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  3. Broody Bist

    Broody Bist Songster

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    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

    :welcome!!!
     
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  4. Privettprairie

    Privettprairie In the Brooder

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  5. Privettprairie

    Privettprairie In the Brooder

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    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?

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    :welcome

    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

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal Community! :celebrate Best wishes and good luck with that flock of yours!
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  9. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    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!
     
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  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    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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