What Gender are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JodyJo, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    So I purchased these chicks about 7 weeks ago...




    I have posted before, so these are updated pictures to see if anyone can help me determine the sex of these. I chose these from the
    pullet pen, the Australorps I do believe are pullets, the Barred Rocks, not sure anymore....so can anyone help me?
    3 of the Barred Rocks have black sex link...notice 3 of them have black bands on their beaks and their legs have a bit of black in them also. One has a pure yellow beak.

    I have been told by several people they ARE pullets...I was told pullets tails grow faster than the roos in the beginning.....

  2. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I'm sorry but I think you have 6 roos there [​IMG]
  3. ND

    ND Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    I'm voting 7 roos, two pullets. [​IMG]
    Two BA's with no red comb/no wattle development should be pullets.
    ALL others look to be roos.

    I'm not sure what you're saying about the 'black sex link' in the BR's. Are they a cross with BLS?
    BR pullets will have a lot of dark grey down their legs... a lot, sometimes making them almost entirely black instead of yellow. To my knowledge, beak striping doesn't have anything to do with...anything on them. They can have yellow beaks or yellow beaks with black...
    Cockerels will also be lighter in color than pullets... as if they have 'double' white lines to black, pullets will be much darker in color.

    IMO, every one of your BR's are cockerels. All but two of your BA's are cockerels.

    I have nearly 6 month old BR and BA pullets that aren't that red in the face, nor do they have hardly ANY wattle development. (well, a few are getting there... getting closer to laying)
  4. harewizard

    harewizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2009
    How old are they now? You purchased them about 7 weeks ago... so I'm going to guess they are 7-8 weeks old?? [​IMG]

    I would say 7 roo's and 2 pullets. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    Quote:** someone else on this site told me that they were BSL...their legs are supposed to be pure yellow, and mine are not, only on the one with the pure yellow beak. I can only go by what I am told. I would be tremendously disappointed if almost all nine are roos...someone will hear about it! LOL

    Thanks for the opinions, time will tell I guess!
  6. Pequena Bandada

    Pequena Bandada Small Flock

    Jun 13, 2010
    I have to agree - all the Barreds are roos, and only two of the Australorps are pullets (the two with no wattles). Sorry!
  7. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Agreed. Sorry [​IMG]
  8. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    i agree also,
    sorry )))):
  9. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    I agree on the 7 roo's and 2 pullets [​IMG]
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    All the BR's are roos and 3 of the blacks are roos.

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