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Please tell me these three look like girls :-)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WhisperingWinds, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. WhisperingWinds

    WhisperingWinds Out Of The Brooder

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    All three are somewhere around 7 weeks old.


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    Thanks for your thoughts :)
    Stacey
     
  2. HotelChicka

    HotelChicka Out Of The Brooder

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    the second one, I cant really tell. (The breed might help to know) But the others are girls, I am pretty sure :) Roo's are typically thinner and have sharper feathers, where a hens are more rounded.
     
  3. WhisperingWinds

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    well the breeds are just back yard mixes, we really have no idea.
     
  4. 2nd and 3rd ones look like girls.
     
  5. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell if that's a comb coming in on the first one, or just some feathers, so I can't say.
    I'm thinking 2 and 3 are pullets though.
     
  6. WhisperingWinds

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    The top one has a very tiny comb, just like the third one... They both have very little combs next to a few others that are the same age and size... so I assumed the others are roos, as those combs are noticeably different in size
     
  7. WhisperingWinds

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    Is the comb a deciding factor? Do all roo's combs become bigger and more obvious than the hens?
    Or are some breeds different?
     
  8. WhisperingWinds

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    These are the same age, and their combs are all more pronounced ... so I am assuming these are roo's

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think your first three are pullets.

    At this age you're looking at comb and leg thickness. You can see your little cockerels have thick, stocky legs. Your pullets should have fine, thin legs. Color can also be an indicator. That little red cockerel in the last pic, you can see the start of darker shading on his wings. Hens are a more uniform color.
     
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  10. WhisperingWinds

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    Thanks, never even thought about the legs... I will be out there looking at all their legs now! lol
     

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