question about baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bi0sC0mp, May 16, 2008.

  1. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI.. i have 8 chicks they are 6 weeks old some of them have the long tail feathers other have short tail feathers.. my questions is the ones with the long tail feathers are these ones roos
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The gender would be easier to tell by looking at the combs and wattles. My RIR pullets are 8 wks. old and some of them have shorter tail feathers than some of the other ones. Try posting some pics, the breed of the chicken and maybe everyone can better help you out with the gender. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will post pictures later breeds are RIR/BO AND JG thanks for all your help
     
  4. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heres some pics of them not the best the was full of energy today running all over the place also heres a pic of my wonderful roo MAC DADDY and his 3 girls..

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  5. lilcountry

    lilcountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im still learning this but I think in the 9th picture the 2 in focus could be roos, the rest to me seem like pullets! Good Luck! Very pretty birds.
    Well the 2 with the back of their heads towards the camera.
     
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  6. RyanAndMeri

    RyanAndMeri Out Of The Brooder

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    It's been too long since I've raised RIR's, but for your orpington's they're easy to tell at 6 weeks if you look at the combs and waddles.

    For instance, looking at the picture stamped 11 4:53PM the three in the center and foreground are males (including the black) and the two buff orps behind them (one facing left and the other facing right with that "what are you up too expression") are pullets.

    With our orps the combs are twice as big on the males and they have larger leg muscles and slightly more pronounced waddles.

    Beautiful birds you have there by the way!
     
  7. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful Roo in the last picture - what breed?
     
  8. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HMMM SO 4 ROOSTERS anybody need a rooster only going to keep one [​IMG]..and the breed of my big roo is a RIR
     

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