Why are they SO hard to sex??? FINALLY PIC!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Yeah, I'll post pics as soon as I can.....

    But why are some chicks so hard to sex? [​IMG] I have barred rocks that are all the same age (About 14-15 weeks). One is clearly a roo, two are clearly female, pale ears. pale small combs and just emerging wattles. But then there is number three: no where near as developed as the roo but with a very red face! [​IMG] Is it a tomboy hen or a girly man roo? [​IMG]

    I also have three buffs (orps I think) two are clearly female, one is iffy. Doesn't look really rooish, but its face is redder than the others.


    Is it a hormone thing?
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  2. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    i havent a clue, we have a buff that I named sunshine...two days ago, sunshine turned into a boy. Now I feel bad for the girly name.
     
  3. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Can you call him Sonny instead?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    By eight weeks, no BRs should be a mystery anymore. I realize that there is the occasional one that will try to fool you, but that breed is easy to sex, most of the time. Can you post a pic? Is that one lighter in color, does it have a dark wash down the fronts of the legs, or are they very yellow?
     
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Quote:I have no pics of just that one and it is raining cats and dogs here so I can't get one now. I'll do one tomorrow. OK?

    I don't recall that it looks any different than the others except for the face.... The roo-y one has thicker legs, but not by much.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just get a pic whenever you can. We had awful weather here today, too. Could be a late blooming rooster, but maybe a chunky hen, so we'll know more when we can see the bird.
     
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    waitin for da pic
     
  8. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I cannot get picture place to send me the picture it is saying I cannot access my account...

    I hate technology sometimes.

    As soon as I figure it out I'll let you know, but my cell is the only digital camera I have.
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have WHAT in my yard? :

    I cannot get picture place to send me the picture it is saying I cannot access my account...

    I hate technology sometimes.

    As soon as I figure it out I'll let you know, but my cell is the only digital camera I have.

    Do you have a photobucket account? You can upload from a cell phone.
    http://photobucket.com/
     
  10. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    [​IMG]


    OK Finally, I got his/her pic! The roo looks SO much more male than this and the hens all have yellow ears. What is this boy or girl?
     

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