These are boys, right???

tharrell

Songster
11 Years
Jul 28, 2008
293
2
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Colorado Springs
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!

First Guy:
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Second Guy:
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cthrash1

Songster
11 Years
Apr 15, 2008
3,046
7
221
Somerset, KY
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.
 

RL

Songster
10 Years
Jun 8, 2009
222
3
109
Oak Point, TX
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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warmwater

Songster
10 Years
Jun 7, 2009
166
1
109
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.
 

ArizonaDesertChicks

Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs
12 Years
Dec 8, 2008
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47
269
Glendale, AZ
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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