Roo or Pullet???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by onawhimfarm, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. onawhimfarm

    onawhimfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a couple of pictures of my 5 week old babies. They are mix breeds. Any idea's???

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    # 1, AM/FBCM Black with copper neck and black tufts, I believe this one is a roo.

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    #2 EE/Production Red, Red/Tan, I'm on the fence with this one. Acts very bossy but not as bad as #1

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    #3, Cochin, all black, this one is the most timid, but the comb is larger than the red ones but not very pink... I truely suck at figuring out sex! Of course, these 3 are all I kept from my hatch of 12. So they will probably all be roo's, right!!
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    1 is a cockerel
    2 is a pullet
    3 looks like a pullet as well but i could be wrong there
     
  3. onawhimfarm

    onawhimfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Really!! Thats awesome!! Thanks so much!!
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm calling Roo, Roo, Pullet. But yes Murphy's Law dictates that any chick you keep out of your own hatchings will be male.
     
  5. onawhimfarm

    onawhimfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, we will never know what the 2 black chicks would have been. [​IMG] I went out to care for them the other day and there was piles of feathers outside the run and only the brown chick was left!! I have no idea what got them!! I moved the remaining chick back to the brooder with my 3 welsummer freshly hatched chicks and they seem to be doing well together. I'm going to get a game camera to see what the heck is messing around my grow out pen and will disbatch it as soon as I can! [​IMG] I have had chickens coming on a year now and I have had NO problems until this!! I'm so mad and upset about this... but I guess it is all part of learning and improving...
     
  6. Kerrigirl

    Kerrigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry [​IMG]
     

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