Trying to determine Roos from Pullets...please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jsharon1720, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. jsharon1720

    jsharon1720 New Egg

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    #1 I believe this to be a black sexlink about 10 weeks
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    #2 Ameraucanas - about 10-12 weeks
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    #3 Lavender Orpington - about 9 weeks
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    middle on and to the right of that??
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    #4 Dominiques - about 9 weeks old - the darker one acts like a roo
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    #5 RIR - about 9 weeks old
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    #6 Ameraucana - about 10-12 weeks - definitely a roo, right?
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    We are new to the chicken world but are loving their personalities already. lol
     
  2. MedSchlFarmers

    MedSchlFarmers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im fairly new to chickens also. I can tell you that your Lavender Orp looks like a roo. In the picture where you have both, one on right is a pullet, one in the middle is a roo. Your first two Easter Eggers pictured look like pullets. The red one looks like a roo. I'll let others comment on the other breeds. Good looking flock!
     
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  3. MedSchlFarmers

    MedSchlFarmers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly, there looks like a lot of red and a lot of comb on the others for 9-10 weeks, maybe several other boys in the mix.
     
  4. jsharon1720

    jsharon1720 New Egg

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    I know; I was afraid of too many boys :(
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    #1 is a pullet
    #2 also looks like a pullet and is probably EE
    #3 is a cockerel
    #4 both Dominiques are boys
    #5 RIR also looks like a boy
    #6 is definitely a boy and probably EE


    In the photo above the far left is cockerel, middle could be pullet but most likely cockerel and on the right is a pullet.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    bsl pullet
    two EE pullets
    lav orp...cockerel, then cockerel and pullet
    both the barred birds are males. The lighter one with the rose comb could be pure Dominique, the darker one with the straight comb is a mixed breed cockerel.
    Your RIR and your last Easter egger are both cockerels.



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    the're eerily addictive.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree - oooh so many cockerels has to really hurt :(
     
  8. Gramcracker3

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    Having that many cockerels there will be a lot of fighting amongst the boys, right? Doesn't sound like fun. I thought I had all pullets but am pretty sure one of my Silkies is a rooster. Oh well, newbie didn't know Silkie's can't be sexed at birth like most other breeds of chicken. Let that be a warning to anyone looking at silkie chicks if you don't want /can't have a rooster buy the silkies when they're older.
     
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  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Vent sexing can be done at birth with any breed, but even the best aren't 100% accurate. It is not for beginners to do as you can easily harm a chick.
     
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