Newbie - Trouble sexing 10-11 Week old chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NicNac69, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. NicNac69

    NicNac69 Just Hatched

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    Hello all! [​IMG]

    I and new to this group & raising chickens. I have recently purchased 6 supposed pullets from a breeder here in NZ. The breeder said she couldn't tell 100% if they were all pullets, but if they turn out to be cockerels, she would swap or refund me. So I'm keen to get the matter resolved fast, so they can all bond together as best as possible. Also, I'm not sure on their age, she said around 10 weeks when I brought them, give or take, so we are probably looking at around 10, 11 or 12 weeks old.

    All well in good, but I'm having trouble telling Arthur from Martha...

    I was hoping someone could have a look at the provided photos and give me some guidance in sexing my little babies! I have my suspicions about a couple of them being cockerels, mainly my white susuxs Frenchy, who I've have noticed being a right bossy cow lately, and just a hunch.

    So, I have 2 golden & 2 silver wyandotte,1 barred rock and a coronation sussex.
    Below is a few photo of them over the last two weeks (I'm aiming to get more tonight)

    I've tried googling everything, but I'm just not sure! Any help or advice I can get will be greatly received!!! (Sorry, photos not that great)
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  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome
    Hello from Ireland.
    I am glad you joined the flock!
    At the moment I think your chickens are too young to tell
    If they are hens or roosters.
    Goodluck,
    Fionn.
     
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  3. wadep123

    wadep123 New Egg

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    I belive it is safe to safe that the wyandottes are pullets. Frencys is most likely a pulley too.
     
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  4. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can easily be suprised with
    Rose comb breeds.
    They are 10-11 weeks old so I personally
    Think it is too early
     
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  5. NicNac69

    NicNac69 Just Hatched

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  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All pullets. Not a single red comb among them.
     
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  8. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far I say all pullets.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    at this point they look like pullets to me
     
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  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! Thank you for joining us today, please make yourself at home and enjoy BYC!
     

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