Still cant decide if these are pullets or cockerels

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by moodlymoo, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well its a week later and I have updated pics of my 2 BLRW's and Im still not sure if one is a roo. Little background, chick 1 was so slow to grow and we thought it wouldnt make it. Seemed to be suffering from failure to thrive...or so we thought. Now its almost caught up to its sibling. Also one is darker in color and one is lighter in color. They hatched September 14th. Sorry about the gazillion pics Im just trying to make sure I have enough to make a good guess

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  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guessing both Roos. Please note: I always expect the worse.[​IMG]
     
  3. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nooooooo don't say that
     
  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have BLRW too...I have noticed that even as chicks, their combs are quite red...My Jasmine and Candi both had red combs as chicks. They looked like this:

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    Where did your birds come from? Maybe BLRW genetics cause early comb color?
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea...but I just have to say that they are GORGEOUS!
     
  6. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2... Also, isn't it too early to sex by looking at the feathering?
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a pair of cuties! I agree that it's a bit early to tell for certain. I see at least one potential roo however. He's the one on the right in the first two pictures. You still have hope for a hen with the one on the left because her tail is growing faster, and her comb is growing slower.

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  8. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea what gender but I gotta say that I loved that you let your chickens walk around on the bed:)[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Quote:That was my guess, too. The one on the right in the photo has a wide comb, seems bigger comb, so I would guess roo. But, I'd wait until they were bigger.
     
  10. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    They both scream roos to me. [​IMG]

    Hope I'm wrong.
     

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