Would like some help on gender if possible :) Lots of photos!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MetalChicksRule, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. MetalChicksRule

    MetalChicksRule New Egg

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    My 9 chicks are 5 weeks old and would like to know if any of these feathered sweeties are a roo.
    I have 4 Rhode Island Reds-
    Blondie
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    Goldie
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    Copperette [​IMG] may change name, lol!
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    and Dottie
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    3 Black Australorps-
    Empress
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    Gizzie
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    Misfit-tie
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    and 2 blue-eyed Cochins? Are these the blue type?
    Snowball
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    Snowflake
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    I appreciate any and all help, thanks so much!! I really love my babies [​IMG]

    Here they are in their outside playpen [​IMG]
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    Have a great day!!!!!
    Robin
     
  2. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    They are all looking like pullets so far, but you may want to wait another week or two. If you notice comb size changes are more red in one of them, then you may want to keep an eye on that one.
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Well first ... I don't think those are Australorps. They shouldn't have white on them.

    I'm certainly not an expert and the pictures are from kinda far away but right now (five weeks can be young to sex certain breeds) the RIRs look like pullets to me.

    I know pretty much nothing of Cochins so I can't address them.


    I'm guessing someone with far more experience will come along and give you better thoughts.
     
  4. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    The Australorps looked like mine and mine are now grown. I think she is right on the Australorps.
     
  5. MetalChicksRule

    MetalChicksRule New Egg

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    Quote:I was told by our feed store friend that the 3 black chicks were Australorps. But he also told me the bottom 2 white ones were French Guineas....he was wrong on that. I am happy to have Cochins, they are darlings.
    Thanks for the help and I will take updated photos next week or two for better details on their growth changes.
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  6. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Australorps look just like mine at that age; now they're solid black beauties at 10 weeks.
     
  7. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Well Feed store people don't really "help" on breeds sometimes. I was told my Australorps were barred rocks when I bought them, I was suspicious with the white faces and didn't believe the feed store guy but bought them anyway because of the cute fluffy-ness! The friendly people here on BYC cleared that up real quick that they were not barred rocks. [​IMG] I love my Australorp! She is the top girl in my coop!
     
  8. MetalChicksRule

    MetalChicksRule New Egg

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    Thanks for everyone's input!!!! [​IMG]
    I just love taking photos of these cuties and couldn't wait to share them with everyone! [​IMG]
    We really spoil them with lots of love and attention. I will be super happy if they are all pullets, but will handle a roo if it comes to us having one.
    What age do they roos crowing?
    Thanks again!!
    Robin
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  9. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Well my leghorn started at 8 weeks, sounded like he was choking to death then a nice loud cock-a-doodle-doo! lol. Leghorns start early, I say with your breeds if you get a Roo, then maybe around 12 weeks or so...
     
  10. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At this point they all look like pullets, I'd watch Blondie though just because her legs look a bit thicker.
     

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