Our best guesses... what's yours??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jx2inNC, May 19, 2010.

  1. Jx2inNC

    Jx2inNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few pics of our chicks, somewhere in the 4 week old range right now. We have speculations as to what gender they are, but thought I would get feedback from everyone on here!



    RIR & EE got bigger a lot faster than the rest, so we thought they were roosters, but now are showing characteristics of pullets:


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    [​IMG] silkies: probably still too soon to tell but thought i'd give it a shot!


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    speckled sussex (rooster):

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    black cochin:

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    Dominique (believe he is a rooster, but comb is not turning red like the others yet):


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    Black Japanese bantam I believe... (rooster? [​IMG] [​IMG] )


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    Thanks guys!
    -Julie
     
  2. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE, sussex, Barred rock, and japanese are your roosters. The dominique is really a barred rock, doms dont have single combs. I have no idea on the silkies, they are so hard to tell!
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    All pullets except the chick in pic number: 4, 5, 6, and 7. That one is a rooster. Silkies? No idea, too young to tell yet.
    Black cochin is a hen. The SS is a rooster. The BR is a roo. Black jap is a roo.
     
  4. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the head feathers on the silkie look a little like a roo because they are growing upwards but i could be wrong
     
  5. Jx2inNC

    Jx2inNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Barred Rock makes sense. I went with what the lady who hatches them said...and haven't rethought it since they are still relatively small. Single comb should be a dead giveaway though, although the feathers appear much more like a BR as well, now that I look at it.

    I'm supposing the white EE is getting pointed out because it looks like a rose comb in the works.
    I can't say it appears to be a certainty, but it would make more sense to me than a hen right now.

    The Silkies I haven't even tried to consider much.
    What age should they for sure show signs of gender?
    The upright puff of hair is suspicious though...
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Too early yet on the silkies
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  7. Jx2inNC

    Jx2inNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the EE without a doubt, convincingly a cockerel?
    It looks an awful lot like the other EE, to be honest.
    I'm wanting to make sure I draw clear distinctions between some of these combs and chickens for the future.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I have no doubts, #2 is a boy.
     
  9. Jx2inNC

    Jx2inNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have no doubts, #2 is a boy.

    Then I bet our other EE is as well.
    It isn't as big, but it has the same looking comb growth, what there is of it, as well, more or less.
     
  10. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That EE looks like a pullet to me. I have 24 EEs and all my roos had much more red in there combs, See[​IMG]This roo is about 4 or 5 weeks in this pic
     

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