What do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by plangley, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. plangley

    plangley Out Of The Brooder

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    These are our 4 week old chicks. We have 2 Easter Eggers, 2 New Hampshire Reds, and 2 Barred Rocks. There are all supposed to be pullets. What do you think?[​IMG]
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  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a little early, about 6 wks of age would be better for guessing gender.
    The EEs appear to be female by coloration, I wouldn't be suspicious of them unless you see red feathers coming in on the shoulders.
    The BR looks dark like a female should.
    Can't give a good guess on the NH, there is no color difference between male and female at this age.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nothing's screaming rooster at this point, but it's still to young to declare pullet with certainty.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you have some good signs right now that you've got pullets.
    I think the EE's are girls, typical female coloration, so unless something really changes (patch work coloring, red on wing bows), they will be girls, almost with certainty.
    I think your NHR are girls...combs are still nice and small and yellow (that breed tends to get big red combs fast with the roos)
    And I'm leaning to pullet with the barred...comb is a bit bigger, but still very yellow (BR pullets get large combs too), but watch out for the comb if it takes off and gets red fast and the overall coloring begins to wash out more silvery.

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  5. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    The barred rock/s in the second and fourth pics I believe are male. Don't know if it's the same bird shown twice though. In the second and fourth pics, the buff ones I also think have at least one male between them, maybe both ---- but having said that I have no experience with that breed. The environment they're raised in, and their diet, impacts how quickly they develop, too, so it's rather impossible to say with certainty.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    So far, I think that all of your birds are pullets. But post some more photos in a few weeks-- we'll have a better idea of the gender then.
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    no one looks like a cockerel now, but wait a few weeks and post again. They are still a little young
     
  8. plangley

    plangley Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you alll for your input. We are enjoying our chicks very much. Can't wait until the snow is gone and their feathers are in so we can get them to their coop.
     
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