Sexing 8 week olds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by whathacluck, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. whathacluck

    whathacluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I am cross posting this from [Newbie with some pics of coop] thread. Here are our pets

    This is Ruby our RIR pullet at 8weeks old
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    This is Goldielocks our 7 week old Buff Orpington pullet
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    Rockette a Barred rock pullet 8 weeks old
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    And last but certainly not least is our 8 week old WC Black Polish roo Elvis formally known as Fancy because he used to be a she LOL.
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    Does anyone think different about the sex of these chicks if so please speak up. Thanks
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your roo crowing?
     
  3. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks to me that you got them right
     
  4. whathacluck

    whathacluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Shellie, No not yet but wattles are coming in strong
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    Maybe a side shot would be better. I asked because the tophat looks a bit poofy and not so much pointy feathers. It looks more hen to me. [​IMG] Then again, I can't see it's tail or saddle feathers.
     
  6. whathacluck

    whathacluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Shellie, I'll take and post a better pic tomorrow. His tail feathers are always pointing up, very skiddish, always either first or last in line and on roost never in the middle and will push the RIR all the way to the far wall to exclude her, she seems to be on the bottom of the pecking order and is the easiest to handle very easy really. Thanks for responding.
     
  7. lillie2

    lillie2 Out Of The Brooder

    Hi we have an 8 wk old polish chick we dont know if its a boy or a girlie. How old will they start showing signs ?
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  8. whathacluck

    whathacluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hello, Well i'm a newbie so not sure but Elvis started showing wattle growth at 6 1/2 weeks the other 3 still have'nt at 8 weeks old, but the polish is and odd breed so i'm still wondering if he is a he.
     
  9. whathacluck

    whathacluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Better pic
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  10. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    You got the sexes right, but I am not 100% on the polish. I agree it kinda looks to be a hen to me. The last pic, is the wind blowing or was she moving? The back of her head looks flat like she turned her head fast or something or wind coming up from behind....
     

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