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Ok guys Help me sex my new BLUE LACED REDS!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DMSrabbit, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got these month old chicks in the mail, anyone have any idea what gender they are?

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    I thought they were going to be the black variety, but i think they are turning color, they look like dark blue laced red to me [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    They all look like roosters to me by the really red combs. Though the first one is not AS red, so MAYBE female.
     
  3. punky rooster

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  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I was thinking #1 might be a pullet, but the other two look like boys to me, too.
     
  5. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i hope at least 1 of them is a pullet.. Geez that kinda sucks.. Guess its always a gamble with chicks, but i literally have no need for another rooster. Guess i will have to eventually get rid of them.. [​IMG]
     
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  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Wyandottes can be weird. I'd wait and see. Mine all had pink combs VERY early and turned out to be girls. One had a pink comb at three days - not very pink, but pink nonetheless. And now she's a big fat hen. [​IMG]
     
  7. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what stage will it be painfully obvious? 8 weeks? I am going to hang onto them for a while regardless, but i just wanna kinda gauge when it will be definitive.

    thanks for all the help,

    Nate
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'm guessing they are all roos. Whomever sent them to you was probably well aware of that as well. Not a very nice thing to do.
     
  9. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Seriously? They came from a Member on this forum named HeatherL. She also just sent me a message when she was packaging them up saying that "one of them is definitely a hen, but i dunno about the other two." It would kinda suck to get 3 roo's on purpose, but i wont jump to conclusions just yet, maybe we will get surprised? [​IMG].. Assuming usually ends up making me look like a fool..
     
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  10. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 1 hen and 2 roos but they can really be tricky to sex this young. We raised our group up and I swore up and down they were all roos around this age. Luckily that was not the case!

    Brandon
     
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