Speckledhen, Your opinion please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BantyChickMom, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    BR babies, 10 days old

    My thoughts are first pic is 2 girls, second pic is roo.
    The wing feathers seem lighter than the other 2 but the black on the legs is throwing me off

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    7,008
    23
    261
    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I think the hen on the left might be a roo, the one on the right is a hen.
    2nd pic is a roo.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The second pic is very much a little boy. In the first picture, the chick on the left does seem to have a very large headspot, but I'd need to see it from the back. Lee's pretty good at sexing the BR's, too, so he could be right, although the coloring seems more pullet-like. Remember that there is the 5% or so of pullets who have a headspot that says "boy" when they are in fact little girls, like my Lexie did.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    7,008
    23
    261
    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I was thinking of my recent hatched BR boy, looked exactly like that at that age, but it might be a pullet.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You'll know when they feather out some, though! The barring is usually a dead giveaway.
     
  6. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    The 2 in the first pic have darker feathers, the 1 in the second pic has much lighter feathering as of now. He also stands taller than the other two.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2008
  7. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Here's a couple more pics of the one on the left, they will be 2 weeks tomorrow,

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Here's the rooster again from both sides,

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  8. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    how about an update?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by