sexing cute mongrels - boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by muell112, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out 3 polish crosses 3-4 weeks ago. Any thoughts on what sex they are? The first one is a polish X sicilian buttercup. The other is a polish X cochin. I'm having a hard time uploading a picture of the third bird...

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  2. Treegod

    Treegod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At a guess, just by looking at the tails and nothing else, I'd say these two are females. Comparing them to the development of my own chicks.

    You got pictures of when they're about a week or two old? In my experience I've noticed that my pullets in the first week have their tail feathers and well formed wing feathers whereas the cockerels don't develop tail feathers and their wing feathers are just "stubs."

    Even now I have chicks that are just over 4 weeks old and the ones I think are male still haven't got their tail feathers, though their wings are well developed.
     
  3. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the third one. This one and the little black one with the serious mohawk developed their wings and tails more quickly than the black cochin cross.
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  4. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any more thoughts?
     
  5. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The third picture looks like the Buttercup cross. My Buttercup males tail feather, wings and comb develope faster than the females. I can tell the males after they dry off, by the nub of their comb. It takes a week or so for the females to show me any comb.

    Can't really see the comb, but the legs look Rooish. Pretty.

    I have Turken cross this time, hoping for a hen cause its real pretty.
     
  6. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah - the third one does kind of have the buttercup look. However, he/she hatched out of one of my light brown eggs and has the feathers down the legs like a cochin (the buttercup is my only hen that has white eggs which is what the little black one with the huge mohawk hatched out of)...I'll keep you guys posted - thanks for the input!
     
  7. Treegod

    Treegod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking again I would guess that the third one (to my eyes) might be female. Good point about the legs though. Rethinking the second one (I had doubts) that it could be male, the tail feathers are looking scruffy.

    Good luck with how they develop (although it's not luck cos it's biologically predetermined lol)
     
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    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Those last two pictures look like a pair (black cockerel caramel pullet)
     

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