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Pullets or Cockerels?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kuhnse51, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. kuhnse51

    kuhnse51 Chirping

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    This is my first time raising chickens and I'm very anxious to find out what I have. I know its hard to tell at this stage, but some expert input would be nice. I'm thinking I have half and half, although I'm hoping for all laying hens lol

    These photos were taken when they were all a couple days shy of 4 weeks

    #1 Rhode Island Red
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    #2 Black Australorp
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    #3 Black Australorp
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    #4 Black Australorp
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    #5 Barred Rock
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    #6 Buff Orpington
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  2. cmchickens

    cmchickens Chirping

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    I'm gonna guess #1, #2, and maybe #4 are cockerels. Based on comb development. I'm no expert though.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    with that much comb X2 on 1,2,4 being cockerels right now.
     
  4. kuhnse51

    kuhnse51 Chirping

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    That's exactly what I'm thinking as well. I'm really hoping for the RIR to not be a rooster though because s/he is the sweetest and friendliest one out of all of them :(
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I agree.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    #1, #2, and #4 look like cockerels to me.
     

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