Sexing 3 month old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Toetwo, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Toetwo

    Toetwo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    The below mutt chicks were born August 19th. The father is a RI Red. I've been here before, asking which are roos and which hens. Thus they might look familiar! I have a sick sense 3 are roos. But every so often, hope flares. . ..

    The feather footed one's mother is a partridge cochin. The barred one is likely a barred rock. The mixed barred&red has a rose comb so I am assuming my Dominque is the mom. Beatrice, the sweet, obviously hen one has austrolorp for mother.
    Thanks!
    Toe
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Unfortunately I agree. It’s pretty obvious just looking at them. Plus, with that RIR rooster and those hens, the barred ones are black sex link roosters. With that rooster there is no way you could get a barred hen.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, three males and one female. Your barred males are sex links, and I'm pretty sure your hen is a black sex link from your barred rock, not the Aussie.
     
  5. Toetwo

    Toetwo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I am so sad. Fool am I to have let the broody hen have her way. Now to figure out how to rehome the boys and be
    awake nights worrying about cock fight bait and stew pots.:(
     
  6. Toetwo

    Toetwo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting about the pullet. I won't tell Panda the broody hen.:)
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Just accept the stew pot part. There are worse things than a good life and a quick humane death.
     

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