Roo or Pullets.... Picture heavy

Agreed131

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I have 12 babies I traded for. They are 4.5wks old. Im pretty sure of most their breeds now....I think lol....Feel free to correct the guesses as needed. The chicks came from a "surprise box" from http://cacklehatchery.com

Chick 1... I am really hoping this is an EE hen lol most of the chicks have rubbed their neck/head feathers out on the wires (grr)









Chick 2 looks like chick 1






Chick 3 Barred Plymouth Rock






Chick 4 BO He/she wasnt cooperating









Chick 5 pretty sure it is a Red Leghorn




Chick 6 Another red leghorn




Chick 7 another red leghorn


3 more Rocks 1st one is darker than the rest (chick 8)




Chick 9

Chick 10







Chick 11 and 12 are identical Jersey Giant whites



Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
 

rc4u

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at this age the ones with long tail and wing feathers are hens and the short tail and wing feathers are cockerel's.. jeff
 

rc4u

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at two to three weeks you can tell with long and short feathers...its not to early ...
 

Agreed131

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In my browsing I can across pictures of someone's cuckoo maran youngsters, now I'm wondering if the darker chick in my bunch is not a barred rock.... how do you tell these two apart?
 

donrae

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I don't think your first 2 chicks are EE, they look more like partridge Rocks, something like that.

The barred birds--yellow legs and straight comb=Rock. white/pink legs and straight comb=Marans yellow legs and rose comb=Dominique

The birds you're calling red leghorns--I'm not seeing that breed at Cackle? I'd also expect anything Leghorn to have more comb at this stage. They could be Welsummers, or pretty much anything partridge based, from what I can see.
 
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