Please help tell gender....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Newchic23, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Newchic23

    Newchic23 New Egg

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    I have 4 "Pullets." I have 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 black Australorpes. First time raising chickens and I feel like I got 3 cockerels and only 1 pullet. What do you think? And my two Rhode Island Reds look so different from eachother. Is the lighter one a different breed? Thank you for your advice in advance!!!

    Fluffy (my kids came up with the names [​IMG])
    The lighter Rhode Island Red. I think she's my only girl.
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    Copper- my other Rhode Island Red. Think he's a boy
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    Husky (another boy?)
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    And a picture of all 4 of them

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  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
    The lighter RIR looks like she is your only girl, sorry!

    I agree with you that she doesn't look pure Rhode Island Red, but you'll have to wait until she fully feathers in to know for sure.
     
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  3. Chicken Girl1

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    Fluffy- Pullet (also she looks like a Red sex-link not a RIR)

    Copper- my guess is Cockerel

    Husky- Cockerel

    in the last picture there are 3 cockerels and 1 pullet.
     
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  4. jesskitten78

    jesskitten78 Out Of The Brooder

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    The first one looks like a pullet. The others cockerels for sure!!!
     
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  5. Newchic23

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    So now that I probably have 3 boys (which I'm not allowed in my neighborhood) what do I do with them? Any ideas of what to do with unwanted roosters? That leaves me with just one hen. Do I get a new batch of Pullets? Will my older pullet get along with the new ones then. Any advice would be helpful....thanks!
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

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    You could give away your unwanted cockerels (if you can find someone wants them), you could find someone you would want to butcher them for you, or you could butcher them yourself. As for getting more pullets, I would definitely do that becasue chickens are social animals and you chick would probably go into a depression without any buddies to be with. You will most likely have some fighting when you first introduce your new pullets but they are just trying to establish a pecking order. Here is a helpful article on integrating new bird into your flock: Adding New Chickens to Your Flock
     
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  7. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, the "Lighter RIR" isn't a RIR.. its a Red Sex Link. And X2 on the gender thing.
     
  8. Newchic23

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