Too early to detect roos?

shoezanne

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Hi friends, I think I posted my question in the wrong place this morning from my phone, sorry if this is duplicated.
I have 3 chicks, 5 weeks old tomorrow, a BR, a Black Australorp, and an Ameraucana... Can't have roos in the city and I'm so anxious because I'm very VERY attached to these chicks! I can only return any roos between 8-10 weeks so the sooner I know, the better. Please tell me you see 3 pullets... ! Thank you in advance as I learn to navigate this site!
 

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shoezanne

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The Ameraucana is biggest, but a scaredy cat, and stomps on the others' heads when it's bedtime. :-/
Ameraucana is Dear Prudence
BR is Maeve the Brave
and the Australorp is Sasha, the Russian Ballerina, because of her beautiful long neck.
I'm officially a chicken lady.
 

PattyNH

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Welcome! They are still quite young to sex accurately. My guess would be cockrel, pullet, pullet. But I'm sure more experienced members will respond soon. Best of luck!

ETA On second look, if the BR is in pics 1 and 4, pullet may be correct with the darker overall coloring and more black leg wash. I have BRs I got as few day old chicks in Aug 2018. 3 are cockrels. One didn't get a really red comb until after 5 weeks and 2 have light black wash on their legs.
 
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shoezanne

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OP, do you have chick pics of the barred ones from when they were still fluff only?
Barred birds can be sexed as chicks.
The head spot was symmetrical but blurry, the size of a nickel, there was faint black/grey on her legs, if this helps. There is only one of each breed, so the BR is all the same chick.
 

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