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 Songster

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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

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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

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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 Crowing

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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 Crowing

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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 Crowing

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    Those are all male.
     
  7. sourland

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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 Crowing

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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

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    There's a few possible pullet birds
     
  10. sarahandbray

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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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