Roos or Pullets? Please help me try to figure it out. Pics included.

nyice

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So I have 12 chicks at a little over 6 weeks old and it's time try to figure out which is a pullet and which is a Roo. Is it too early to tell?

By next weekend the flock will be split. 6 staying here and 6 to my sister. If anyone would like to give me their input I would appreciate it.

One more question. When do roosters typically start crowing?



#1 Cochin - Name: Omelet we think she may end up a splash cochin. Hoping she is a pullet. She is the chick in my avatar.




#2 Black Cochin



#3 White Cochin


#4 Partridge Cochin


#5 Australorp 1



#6 Australorp 2


#7 She is buff with a little bit of coloring on the edge of her wings and around her neck. We were told that the yellow chicks we bought were buff orphingtons - Don't think she is....any suggestions?


#8 Buff and Tan - Thought she was a orphington as well - but unsure now.


# 9 Buff - Same as above two - Not sure on breed.


#10 All black with bluish feet


#11 Black with brown head and bluish feet. Could he/she possibly be a EE. She had some in her flock. I think this one might be a roo as well.


#12 White and not sure what breed. I think this one is a roo.
 
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Lanissa86

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I'm seeing all girls.... The Australorp #2 may be questionable with those waddles though??

Do you have a front view of that chicken?
 
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nyice

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If that is true, you have given me such good news. I noticed the waddle today on Australorp #2. I will try to get a front view picture tomorrow.

Would love to see a picture of your catahoula/rat terrier? Me and the hubby were just wondering what that mix would look like.
 

SpringChickens

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I think your white cochin is a roo. The top of the three "BO's" is the only one which I think is actually a BO. Next one is a red sex-link (def. pullet), and the next one is either a RIR or another red sex-link. Does she have a lot of white feathers in her as well, if so, red sex-link.

Next one looks like black sex-link pullet to me.

Next, cross pullet ???

Last one is a white leghorn roo? I think?
 

bethandjoeync

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i think it's hard to say at 6 weeks what the gender is, I would give it 3 more weeks to be sure. I think roos typically start crowing (normally) around 11 weeks at the earliest, but some have had them crow as early as 2 weeks so who knows.

I think the "buffs" pics 7-9 look more like red and golden sex links

pic #10 looks like a black sex link, you can see a little red in the breast that makes me think that

and the very last picture of the white chick, looks pretty leggy to me, maybe a leghorn pullet
 

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