Sexing "Blue" Copper Marans, Swedish Flower hens, Wheaton Ameraucanas, Olive Eggers

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  1. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone! Just for fun I thought I would share some pictures of our little baby chicks.
    We have 12 in total, 4 BCM, 4 SFH, 2 WA, and 2 OE.

    My guess so far (they are 4 weeks old now) is 1 rooster and 11 pullets. I know its still too early to tell, so I've been doing this since they hatched just for fun!

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    This is the olive egger I named, Clover, the other one looks exactly the same but has some coppering coming out in the feathers so I named that one, Crimson. I believe both to be hens. They have almost full feathering except for bits on their head, chest and necks. Both seem to have pea combs I think.

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    These two are BCM, there is another one with the same feathering. I believe these three to be pullets.

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    Forefront is a BCM, I believe to be a rooster. It's lacking of feathering, developed comb and large feet are a tell-tale sign to me. Also, he just about doubled in size in the last week or so.
    Behind him is a SFH, the only black and white one we got. I believe this to be a hen due to the feathering pattern it's showing; Prominent tail growth, back feathering and wing feathering completely grown in. Chest is now too with neck and head feathering still a little patchy.

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    These two are the WA (not too happy that they do not have as pronounced muffs as the OEs), I believe both to be pullets. They now are completely feathered on wings, back, tail and chest with their neck and head feathers coming in nicely. Not overly pronounced combs either.

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    These are SFH, of which I believe all 4 to be pullets. They do all have pronounced combs, but I'm wondering if this is just due to the breed having taller combs than others.

    I have more photos, but thought I would just go with these unless others are requested.

    Happy guessing! Can't wait to hear what everyone else thinks [​IMG]
     

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