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These are boys, right???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tharrell, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. tharrell

    tharrell Songster

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    These two are being sent off to the processor Saturday with some quail and I'm about 90% sure they are boys. Just in case I have a hen in there I want some other opinions on them. They are about 11 weeks old or so and are mixed breed. It's the first one I really have any doubts about. Thanks in advance for any help!

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  2. CHICKENBOY 1

    CHICKENBOY 1 Songster

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    they look like roos to me.[​IMG]
     
  3. cthrash1

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    I dunno... I don't see saddle feathers on either one of them... OR any sign of roo other than maybe their legs are big... Maybe someone more familiar with a Brahma mix(?) could tell.
     
  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    That one against the wire looks like it could be a hen. I'd want to be sure.
     
  5. tharrell

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    That's the one I'm questioning.....
     
  6. RL

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    A good pic of their backs and tail would help alot, at 11 weeks and if they are Brahma mix, I would think their combs would be bigger if they were cockerals. The tail on the second one looks henish to me, but hard to tell in the pics.
     
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  7. warmwater

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    You should post more pics on the two of them....they could be hens.

    I read on here once that someone didn't post better pics, they just assumed their two birds were roos.....they realized their mistake....AFTER they killed them.....both were hens.
     

  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Both roos.
     
  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I think they are all roos. I don't think cockerels get pointed saddle feathers this early, but the combs & wattles on these chicks defintitely look male (for this young).

    I know your chicks are not pure LBs, but they still have a lot of the same traits and I think you can use brahma pictures to compare them.
    These are pictures of my light brahma cockerel at 11 weeks of age:

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    These was taken a few days later (11 1/2 weeks)
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  10. kristen2678

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    My LB hen is 17 weeks. She has a red face and small comb area but not a waddle in sight. These guys look like..... guys.
     

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