Poultry Swap TOMORROW!!! Am I mistakenly selling any hens?! (Picture heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahandbray, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a ton of head-shots. 8-weeks-old, all of whom I have marked for sale tomorrow at our last poultry swap of the year. Am I mistakenly selling any hens?!? Most are straight-run McMurray (except the Orpington)

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  2. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see a couple in there that I would think could be pullets. A black and a black and white.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    To me all of the barred rocks and the lavender bird all look like pullets. The way they are held makes it impossible to check for saddle feathers.
     
  4. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Was just thinking the same. There doesn't seem to be anything happening with these as far as the longer pointy male neck feathers.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    All of them look like roosters to me. They simply have too much comb to be pullets at this age.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are all male.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is there any possibility that those birds are older than 8 weeks? To me they look to be too large for 8 week olds.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Most of them are cockerels, but it's difficult to tell with a few of them because I can't see the tail feathers. Is there any way you can re-post showing the tails?
     
  9. cash money

    cash money Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a few possible pullet birds
     
  10. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agh! Dissent!! Uh oh....
    I thought due to the light coloration on the Barred Rocks, they were males...the Lavender Orp has a HUGE comb & wattle compared to the two DEFINITE girls at this age. I'm keeping one Lav Roo (not pictured) who has no dark markings on his comb. I'm also keeping a Delaware Roo, Welsummer Roo, and a BCM Roo. They're going to have to duke it out for a permanent coop spot.
    Which would you not bring?
    They are 100% 8-weeks-old on Monday. I raised them as day-olds.
     

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