still pretty young but wondering about gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nova022, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the father of all the 3 week old barnyard mixes.
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    #1 below mother is a White Plymouth Rock. I think it is a female because the comb is pale and the feathers came in very quickly.
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    #2 (below)The mother is an EE and I believe it is a male because of the huge feet and more developed comb
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    #3 (below) The mother is either a Blue Andalusian or a Black Australorp. I believe it is a male because the comb is much redder than the others and it did not feather as quickly
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    #4 (below) the mother is the Buff Orpington pictured above. I believe it is a female because of the small pale comb. It feathered early and has very long tail feathers.
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    My guesses are only guesses and I am usually wrong, so I thought I would ask for your thoughts.
     
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  2. happyfrenchman

    happyfrenchman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guesses are the same as yours... I am usually right... but it is hard to tell from pictures. I go by the comb and the feathering... also the young cockerels seem to stand more upright. But I have been wrong plenty too.
     
  3. dutchbunny83

    dutchbunny83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is #2?
    I'm not convinced it's a boy
    #3 def is
     
  4. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all three weeks. They are all from the same hatch. Number two is much bigger than the others, though the picture showing all four together does not show it so much.
     
  5. crowinncluckn

    crowinncluckn Out Of The Brooder

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    I am sure number three is a boy and one and four look like girls. I think two might be a girl too, but they are pretty young yet.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Agree that #3 is a boy and #1 & #4 look like girls so far. #2 does look like it has a single comb, it is typical EE girl colored so far, but that is a lot of comb for a three week old, voting on possibly boy with chance coloring.
     
  7. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:#2 does have a single comb, which none of my other EEs have. They are all pea combs. His mother is my largest EE and lays darker eggs than the others and was the same color as a chick. She is now more of a golden buff color and has a muff, which he does not. The comb size and the thick legs have me leaning toward a boy inspite of the girl color. The comb is getting bigger, but no red. The little black one is starting to feather in a silver color so I am pretty sure his mother was the Andalusian and not the Australorp. His comb is getting bigger and redder already. I can't wait to see him grown. Thanks for your input.
     
  8. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for replying. There isn't much doubt on #3. : ) He is all boy. # 2 is still the one in question. The thick legs and big comb say boy to me, but my Sussex hen had such huge legs that I was convinced she was a cockerel right up till she laid her first egg. I also thought my rooster was a pullet even though the friend who gave him to us assured my husband he was giving him away because he was a roo and was fighting with the other roos. I am not much of a guesser. LoL
     
  9. crowinncluckn

    crowinncluckn Out Of The Brooder

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    Post some pictures of #2 as it gets older. I am curious to see if it is a girl or boy.
     
  10. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I would up date the pictures of the chicks I was curious about. They are six months old now.
    Axl was never much of a question, but he grew into a cockerel.
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    Reb I thought was a pullet
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    These both turned out to be girls. One lays olive eggs and the other light brown eggs.
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