Pullets or Roos?? 8w old chicks....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hamptons06, May 17, 2010.

  1. Hamptons06

    Hamptons06 Songster

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    I suspect 2 are roos. They are all 8w old. Tell me what you think...

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    #6 the light brahma in the far top (#3 again next to him/her)
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    #1 is a rooster. The rest look like pullets except #6 who I can't see well enough to tell.
     
  3. Hamptons06

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    Quote:I figured he was. [​IMG] #6 has completely different feather coloring layout and the tail feathers are totally pullet.... so I am thinking she is a she. [​IMG] I was really wondering about #3 though. Any thoughts there?? [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    Yes, #6 does look to be feathering in like a pullet. But I wanted to see the head/comb to be sure. If it doesn't look like the comb on #1, you're good. [​IMG]
     
  5. Hamptons06

    Hamptons06 Songster

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    So do you think the rest are pullets? [​IMG]
     
  6. Theicequeen

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    ooohh i want to know what 4 and 5 are, i have two that look like yours!!!!!!! cant wait to see what people think
     
  7. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    Looks like the rest are pullets.


    IceQueen, 4 and 5 are Buff Orps, I believe.
     
  8. chickaddict

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    Quote:I think buff orps are a little lighter then that, I have buff orps and New hampshires. Yours look like New Hampshires to me.
     
  9. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco 8 Years

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    I would say they are ALL pullets. I don't see any points on the hackles or the saddle and at this age you should start seeing those. Lovely birds, all of them.
     
  10. Hamptons06

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    Quote:I think buff orps are a little lighter then that, I have buff orps and New hampshires. Yours look like New Hampshires to me.

    They are buff orps. It's the camera's lack of lighting. Here they are at about 4w I think. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamptons06/4540939643/
     
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