Seven weeks old - Gender guesses? Hatchery Surprise chick order

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by flockmomma, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. flockmomma

    flockmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are seven weeks old. They are growing big time right now. I have a few that I will be retaking tomorrow because I can either not tell them apart or because they are blurry. Hence the gaps in my numbered list on here. I already have a list that I have been using to track my babies.

    I will also edit this post to have a text list of the breeds in question posted up here, so that if someone does know a bit more about certain breeds, perhaps they would be better able to help with sexing some of these chicks. BTW, the most friendly chicks are the Leghorns and the Barred Chicks. Also the most troublesome.

    They were all part of a Cackle Hatchery Surprise, so all breeds are best guesses depending on what they sell.

    1-6 Easter Eggers
    7/8 Silver Spangled Hamburg
    9-11 Polish
    12/13 Lakenvelder
    14/15 Turkey
    17/18 Silver Laced Wyandotte
    19/20 Silver Laced Cochin
    21/22 Appenzeller Spitzhauben
    23-25 Light Brahma
    26-28 Barred chicks (maybe Barred Rock)
    29/30 Black Australorp or jersey Giant
    31 White Plymouth Rock
    32 and 34 Red Broiler
    33, 35, 36 Buff Orpington
    37 White Yokohama
    38-40 White Leghorn

    01: EE Pullet
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    02: EE Pullet
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    03: EE pullet
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    04: EE pullet
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    05: EE pullet
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    06: EE pullet
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    07: Silver Spangled Hamburg
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    08: Silver Spangled Hamburg
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    09: Blue Polish
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    10: Blue Polish - one in the back. 09 is the one in front
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    11: White Crested Black Polish
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    12: Lakenvelder - Roo?
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    13: Lakenvelder - Pullet?
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    14: Blue Slate Turkey
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    15: Blue Slate Turkey
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    17: Silver Laced Wyandotte - Roo
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    18: Silver Laced Wyandotte (chick in the middle) - Roo
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    19: Silver Laced Cochin - Pullet?
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    20: Silver Laced Cochin - Roo?
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    21: Appenzeller Spitzhauben
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    22: Appenzeller Spitzhauben
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    23: Light Brahma - the one that has outgrown all leg bands days before other chicks. Almost about to outgrow size 7 bands
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    24: Light Brahma
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    25: Light Brahma
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    26: Barred Rock Pullet
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    27: Barred Rock Pullet
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    28: Barred Rock Pullet
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    29: Australorp or Giant?
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    30: Australorp or Giant?
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    31: White Plymouth Rock
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    32: Red Broiler?
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    33: Red Broiler?
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    34: Buff Orpington
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    35: Buff Orpington
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    36: Buff Orpington - pullet?
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    37: (middle white chick) Yokohama
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    38: White Leghorn Roo
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    39: White Leghorn Roo
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    40: White Leghorn Roo
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  2. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you pretty much guessed them right. What a nice mix you have.
    Only thing I ordered was cochin bantams and got a bunch of barred rocks as packing peanuts ,one was a pullet though so that was nice.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Your guesses look pretty right to me. Your blue polish is a white crested blue. Your silver lakenvelder might be a rooster, my young rooster's heads feather out totally black and have a bigger comb by now, you will know for sure in a few more weeks as it's comb will become a big red flag like your leghorn rooster. The other silver lakenvelder is a pullet, lots of white in the black feathers on the head. I think you have an australorp, but I have seen hatchery giants have pinkish white feet bottoms as well instead of the yellow feet bottoms that they should have. Your orange chick might be a new hampshire. The barred one is a barred rock since it has a single comb and yellow legs.

    Nice group of babies, good luck with them.
     
  4. flockmomma

    flockmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are referring to the orange ones being th ones I thought might be red broilers, whatever they are, they are stout little things. Solid and heavy.

    I am pleased that this surprise order also appears to have a good mix of girls and boys, not just a bunch of leftover Roos. Though I was kind of hoping for a second EE Roo in addition to the one I already have (and I don't see any screaming Roo right now). All three BOs appear to be pullets, there appears to be at several breeds where I have a girl and a boy of that breed. The leghorn Roos are insanely curious and precocious little twerps. Good flyers. And always jumping up to land on me (though so does that barred chick and the black polish). And thank goodness these babies like eating harvester ants (fire ant lite, basically, they sting and are all over out here).
     
  5. flockmomma

    flockmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Retakes of the chicks from today. Only the ones that weren't good or were blah.

    04: EE
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    05: EE
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    10: Blue Polish
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    11: Black Polish
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    23: Light Brahma - That is a size seven ring on its leg. Only one about to outgrow this size, and first to outgrow my last size too.
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    24: Light Brahma


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    25: Light Brahma - note the different shape to the comb, though all have pea combs
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    26: BARRED Rock
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    27:Barred Rock
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    28: Barred Rock
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    32: Red Broiler/New Hampshire? (note the wing feather pattern that first came in when it was a chick)

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    34: Red Broiler/New Hampshire? Had less distinct pattern as a chick, but same base color as other
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    33:BO pullet
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    35:BO pullet
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    36: BO pullet
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    38: White Leghorn Roo
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    39: White Leghorn Roo
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    40: White Leghorn Roo
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  6. Keaokun

    Keaokun Out Of The Brooder

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    Your silver laced Wyandotte looks female. The hens have eye liner and more black than the male chicks.
     
  7. flockmomma

    flockmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even with the red combs? Both reddened up at only a couple weeks old. Don't get me wrong, I'd love for one of them to be a girl.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    All your guesses appear to be spot on.

    :)
     
  9. flockmomma

    flockmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about the barred rocks? They are all the same (none lighter or darker than the others). Do they all appear to be pullets?
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    They are all girls.
     

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