Pearl is an Earl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Andeye, May 28, 2011.

  1. Andeye

    Andeye Out Of The Brooder

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    So I am pretty sure I ended up with a rooster with my purchase of pullets at TSC. But I am not really sure what breed he is either.

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    Then I start getting scared this one might be a roo too.

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    and I think this girl might be a Black Star, shes the only one I think I have figured out! [​IMG]

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    here is a picture of them together. TSC said they were a week old when I bought them, which would put them at 12 weeks. They look huge to me, but then again, I am a noob. HELP!

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    the first picture of the roo was taken today, the rest are a bit older ( couple of weeks ago)
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The first one is a red sex link rooster. Shouldn't have been in the pullet bin since they are sexed by color. The red one looks like it may also be a cockerel (the reason I say that are the very shiny wing and saddle feathers I'm seeing that look rooster-y, but can't see that area well enough to be certain), but the black one is a black sex link pullet. How old are they?
     
  3. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

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    second one i say hen
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  5. Andeye

    Andeye Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought them on March 12 and they were in the pullet bins and said 1 week old. That would make them like 12 weeks, but I just bought 2 pullets from a lady that hatched them that are 14 weeks and they are a ton smaller than my 3 I started with.

    The shiny feathers on the red one had me suspicious as well [​IMG] Lord knows I'm not buying from TSC again. ugh
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    He is one handsome dude.
     
  7. homemakerjulie

    homemakerjulie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agree with the others, roo, roo, pullet, though the second is on the fence for me. Mostly I was writing to totally second your 'not buying from TSC again' because yeah, they totally don't know a thing! When I got nine from them, I wanted 4 Ancona's and 4 EE's (they threw one in for free). I knew that wasn't what I was getting because they had a picture of what the Ancona chicks were suppose to look like and NONE of the chicks looked like that. I ended up with 5 EE's, a Cochin, and what I am pretty sure is a black sex link female, and still unsure if the others are Barred Rocks or black sexlink boys. I guess if I do go there again, I will be prepared and only grab what I KNOW is what it is suppose to be!

    Julie
     
  8. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tsc isn't a geat place to buy.. I bought
    9 Banty chicks & ended up with 8 roos
    Outta the mess!!!my friend bought 6 out of
    the next shipment & got 5 roos ..
    Straight run my foot!!
     
  9. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate when that happens, my Lucy is now a Louie!
     
  10. Grillmaster33

    Grillmaster33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first is a roo...
    and I can attest to the bad luck with buying from TSC.

    BUT, I also hatched a batch of my own and ended up with 9/10 roos. lol
     

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