Please help with gender on my first chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snmarchi, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. snmarchi

    snmarchi Out Of The Brooder

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    My Chickens are now 7 weeks old and I am hoping they will all be hens for egg production. As for the breeds, here is what was listed by the seller when I bought them at 2 days old. I took a body and head picture of each in hopes that would give you a good view of them. Please let me know if it would help to show another angle.
    1. Aracauna/Americana mix
    2. Rhode Island Red (I have 2 of these)
    3. Silver Laced Wyandotte
    4. Black Ostralorp

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    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Your birds are very cute! None of them are looking overly suspicious to me as of now. But, they are still young and it's impossible to tell for 100% certainty right now.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

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    They all look like pullets so far! Also they all look like what the seller said they were (Rhode Island Reds, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Black Australorp, and the Araucana/Ameraucana mix would be called an Easter Egger)/
     
  4. snmarchi

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    Thanks for your response! Around what age can we be more certain for these breeds?
     
  5. snmarchi

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    That is encouraging. Thank you !
     
  6. Gardenalex

    Gardenalex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not so sure, but the RIR and the Wyandotte could be male. Please post again what you really have.
     
  7. snmarchi

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    Update: The chickens are now 18 weeks old, and I would love everyone's advice on their sex.

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    Chickens are so fun! Yesterday they were free ranging in our back yard, and a Cooper's Hawk flew into our pine tree. We were ready with our garden hose on the jet setting, and a rake in hand. It didn't come any closer, so that was a relief!


    Also there is no crowing, and not strutting or aggressive behavior by a single bird (other than the little squabbles that happen between different birds).
    Thanks for anyone taking time to tell me about the sex of these sweet creatures.
     
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  8. snmarchi

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    Also there is no crowing, and no strutting or aggressive behavior by a single bird (other than the little squabbles that happen between different birds).
     
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  9. Cel45

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    The only one I am suspicious of is Rosa, but could just be developing a little early. The rest are pullets.
     
  10. snmarchi

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    Thanks! I am eager to hear experienced opinions! Roosters are illegal in my town after 6 months, unfortunately.
     

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