So what is my rooster/hen ratio?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by redheadfarmer, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. redheadfarmer

    redheadfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    These chicks are approximately 5-7 weeks old and are the result of EE X Maran cross. I am confident that at least 2 are roos....hopefully that is all! I know that full body pictures would be best but these little chicks are frisky!

    Pullet 1?

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    Pullet 2?
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    Pullet 3?
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    Roo 1?
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    Pullet 4 or Roo 2?
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  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hrm... I hate to say it, but only the first one looks safely pullet. Comb development shouldn't happen on a pullet until the 15th week at earliest.
     
  3. Hezz

    Hezz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to me like 1, 2, and 3 are pullets. Their combs are smaller and lighter. Not sure, you'll have to keep an eye on them to see, they're still young.
     
  4. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one looks like a girl to me. The second is a tough call, and the last two definitely look like boys. That middle one is difficult to say, as well, but with the comb reddening already, I want to say boy.
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 1st one is the only one that looks like a pullet to me, though the comb is pretty large to it might just turn into a boy [​IMG]
     
  7. MissCluckCluck

    MissCluckCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have updated pics? [​IMG]
     
  8. redheadfarmer

    redheadfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Since it is raining, my coop building has been put on hold. Instead I tried to get some new pics of the olive egger chicks....but man are they fast![​IMG]

    They are the result of an ameraucana x maran and are approximately 8-9 weeks old. There are 2 roosters for sure. One has a huge comb and the other is crowing so I didn't include pictures of them. Thanks.
     
  9. Hezz

    Hezz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All three of these look like pullets to me. Are these the same one's in pics 1, 2, & 3 from the younger pics? Just curious...[​IMG]
     
  10. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only #1 looks like a pullet. The other two "pullets" look like pea comb roos.
     

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