What do you think? Is she a he?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by half-acre-homestead, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. half-acre-homestead

    half-acre-homestead New Egg

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    Please excuse my newbie ignorance - but I just have to ask.

    I ordered all females but I know that the sexing is not 100%. No big deal if I end up with a roo. I got 25 chicks including 5 black stars. Since black stars are sex links there is really no way one of them would accidentally end up male, right? Except one of the black stars is larger and has a MUCH bigger comb and the feathers are coming in black and white. The other 4 have reddish-orange feathers and very small combs.

    Here are some pics I took today. They are not the best quality. I tried but the chicks were just not in the mood for a photo shoot.

    This is representative of the 4 that look alike:
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    Here is Francis/Frank:
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    Is is even possible that a black star could turn out to be a roo?

    Any guesses? Thanks!
     
  2. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say that you have a little roo there. I recently hatched out 2 black sexling pullets and I have 1 black sexlink little roo. Mine are bigger than yours, but look the same.

    Dorothy

    edited to add: look at the different coloring on the feet/legs also.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  3. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks kinda like my barred rock chick...
     
  4. 1Speckled Hen w/Chicks

    1Speckled Hen w/Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks rather rooish to me!~
     
  5. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

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    I'm not even close to being an expert. But I'd wager money on Frank. He's cute!!
     
  6. BJ

    BJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is super cute....looks like he's gonna tip over with that big comb on his head![​IMG]
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick looks like a barred rock rooster, but too early to know for sure
     
  8. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
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    Roo...I THINK.
     
  9. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm voting for a barred rock roo as well, though I guess dominiques and cuckoo marans probably look the same at that age.
     
  10. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, Dominiques have a rosecomb, and Marans have slate colored shanks. BR's have yellow shanks and toes. I think maybe a BR roo as well.
     

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