Roo or hen, desperate to know.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hollandfound, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Hollandfound

    Hollandfound Out Of The Brooder

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    Pertinent info: these chickens are 21 1/2 weeks old or 22 1/2 weeks old.

    They are a light Brahma, a dark Brahma, a silver lace wing wyandotte, a golden lace wing wyandotte, a buff orbington and a seebright. I am think the silver wyandotte is a hen, but as to everyone else I'm very hopeful(but uncertain).
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    If you included photos (necessary for gender evaluation) they did not post - look forward to seeing your birds.
     
  3. bekahubbell

    bekahubbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures would help
     
  4. Hollandfound

    Hollandfound Out Of The Brooder

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    And here are the pics


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  5. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    All look like pullets. Though I can't say for certain about the Seabright.

    At this age the Dark Brahma and Wyandottes should be obvious to anybody. Here are photos from Murray McMurray hatchery to help.
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    GOLDEN LACED WYANDOTTE:
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    Notice how on those there breeds the pattern is even on the hens/pullets, while the cocks/cockerels have soilid patches and more uneven patterning. The dark breast on a Dark Brahma cockerel a dead giveaway.
     
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  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I see pullets - had to laugh when only butt pictures were showing at first, was wondering how we were meant to give you gender feedback from those, lol
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Lovely looking ladies, by the way!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    All of them are pullets. Beautiful birds!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like females to me, too. You sure have a nice variety!
     
  10. Hollandfound

    Hollandfound Out Of The Brooder

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    You laugh, I had to get them to pose for those pics and no one was willing. Thank you very much. I was hoping and reading and hoping and looking for that egg and hoping and reading and looking at many, many pics....well I think you get the point.

    And we all think they are absolutely adorable, even the seebright whose ability to fly is very scary I must say.:celebrate
     

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