What gender are my chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by allieloveschickens, May 27, 2010.

  1. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am a new chicken mom, I have three three week old chicks that I bought at a week old from a local ranch store that guaranteed 90% pullets. However this morning my bf swore that he heard one try to crow, now I didn't even think they could crow at such a young age- but I have not raised chickens before so I am not sure. If anyone could help me try to tell the gender it would be much appreciated!![​IMG]

    chick #1(has largest white spot on head)
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    chick #2 (the friendliest, second largest white spot on head)
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    chick #3 (the most aggressive, very small white spot on head)
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    Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. Catguy

    Catguy New Egg

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    Hi Allie,

    The links don't appear to work. I'm anxious to see them (and read follow-up responses) because I am in nearly the exact same situation, with 6 adorable little barred rocks that are a little over two weeks old.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for us both![​IMG]
     
  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got the pics working now![​IMG]
     
  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    Looks like 3 barred rock pullets to me... I was a little torn on chick 1... Looked a lot like a blk sexlink roo???
     
  5. Dadspossum

    Dadspossum Out Of The Brooder

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    how do u tell if it is a roo or hen??? [​IMG]
     
  6. fastpat

    fastpat Chillin' With My Peeps

    All three appear to be Barred Rock pullets. I look at comb development almost exclusively for gender ID.
     
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  7. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are pullets. Roos are much lighter in color and their comb gets color pretty dang quick.

    One of my boys when he was a bit younger

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    You can really tell the coloring difference.
     
  8. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone! such a relief knowing they are hens, the neighbors would not be too pleased if I had Roos!

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