PIC HEAVY - Double check these before I rehome! :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by featherz, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I am rehoming 15 birds today - I have 17 total, so I am hoping there are two pullets in here somewhere. However.. it's entirely possible I have all roos, in which case I'll rehome them all. The people who are taking them are aware that there are a lot of roosters here! Can you see two pullets in any of these pics? I'll post better pics of the two I pick out when I've got them all separated as a last double check. These pics were taken at 4AM in my dark barn when out doing chores so they aren't so hot. [​IMG]

    They are all a few days short of five weeks old, so I know it can be a tough call - however two accidental roos are easier to deal with than 15! I have five cuckoo maran you will see roaming in the pics - I didn't bother to take separate pics because am 99% sure they are ALL roosters. /sigh. Huge red combs since three weeks!

    Roo or hen? This was actually taken last week so four weeks old. My guess? Roo?
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    I SO wanted this one to be a girl, and at three weeks it looked to be so. But alas, here come the wattles.. My guess? Roo.. /sigh.. Almost tempted to keep him but..
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    Another pic showing the last two chickens in the back, taken this morning. The two chickens in the front - the one on the left is def a roo - not as pink, but huge and mean with big legs. The one on the right (light brahma) may be a pullet?
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    Another pic of my grey chicken (I think it's a blue maran):
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    I'll update this thread with a group shot and my pics. I'm only keeping two birds so I'll post the ones I pick for final judging shortly. LOL.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    you do have alot of roos:-( The last picture though has me guessing its so early to tell:-(
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I know! Can you imagine out of 17 chicks hatched I have almost all roos? My silkies appear to be roo heavy also, but I'm keeping those for a while. They are just too cute. [​IMG] The cuckoo maran are 5 for 5! hahaha..
     
  4. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first pic really has me thinking girl, but I cannot say for sure. I wanna say its a BLRW? Also the last one could be a girl also. The others I am pretty sure are boys.
     
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Yes, it's a BLRW. However, the chick in pic 1 is the same as the chick in pic 3. I think in pic 3 it looks a lot more roo-ish. I'm going to separate them out to my sunroom (to avoid people in my barn) and I'll get a better group shot then. The one scruffy looking light brahma has no pink in the comb but s/he is my friendliest chick and is feathering in late so.. Could ALSO be a roo. I'm so tempted to keep the fluffy gray one but I don't need any more roosters. [​IMG] There's also a lighter blrw - I was sure that one was a pullet, but s/he is pinking up a bit now at 5 weeks. I'll get a better pic, but s/he's on the right in this picture:

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  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:ummm yah I dont have to imagine-I had that all Summer-my BLRW's 21 out of 26 roos!! I have 2 left at 18 weeks I have to rehome and 2 SLW GORGEOUS I have to rehome because I have no girls for them:-( Foley's lines believe me when I say it KILLS me to get rid of them-sweet huge beatiful birds! But 4 more roos than needed going into Winter rots:-(
     
  7. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say the two in the back are both girls, but yours are hard to tell! [​IMG] I never second guess myself this much! My broody and her 5 keep me guessing every day! I would keep the ones you think are girls and see what happens. I doubt that a BLRW roo would be that hard to rehome, even if it was a roo. If you were in TX I would take one!
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Ok here's the donate to 4H pile (and yes, there may be a few possible pullets in there - I am not trying to stick it to little kids! [​IMG]). They are aware of the roo-ness of this lot and don't mind. I assume they will be soup eventually but they will have little kids to play with them until then. [​IMG] The CM's are obvious roos, but the blue orpington and one of the other larger light ones are also 100% roo - the legs are huge and they are mean chickies! [​IMG]

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    Here are my candidates to keep:

    BLRW: a tiny bit of pink:
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    BLRW and light brahma (Same birds, different pose):
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    The one bird that's feathering in really slowly has just a tiny touch of pink at the wattle. I'm wavering on his manhood. Could go either way. [​IMG]

    Again, these are five weeks old. Thoughts?
     
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  9. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    Hi, Don't be to hasty to say roo b/c the developement of a Wyd. is different than other breeds. Take a look at the saddle feathers at about 13 weeks. You will know more then. I thought for sure my GLW was a roo at 7 wks b/c of so much red on comb and started to dev. wattles before my other breeds that she was a he. Well I was wrong!! She was a SHE for sure. The saddle feathers told the truth once fully developed. Good luck and sorry about all the roos!!
     
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  10. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I noticed that too - my SLW had a reddish comb at three DAYS but is 100% pullet. I think I will send only 12 or 13 chicks to 4H and keep two of the BLRW. I am still waffling on the light brahma with the slow feathering. And I'd really like that blue maran (?!?!?) (big fluffy gray one) to be a pullet but I know if wishes were horses.. maybe they get early wattles too? [​IMG]
     
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