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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:18 am 
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I have 5, 9 week old light sussex and more out of curiousity I would love to know what you all think their sexes are.
chicken 1 (Not sure, sometimes I think boy mostly I think girl. It could be wishful thinking.)
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chicken 2 (Boy?)
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chicken 3 (I am so sure this one's a boy that his name is Stewy)
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chicken 4 (I think girl)
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Chicken 5 (I think girl)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:04 am 
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I think two and three are both boy's, the other's are all girl's. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:25 am 
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From what I can see I agree with fowlslave - 2 boys and 3 girls! :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:35 am 
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1,4 and 5 look to be pullets and 3 a cockerel and I cant really tell with 2 from that angle but would say cockerel aswell, not too bad a ratio.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:13 pm 
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chicken 1= female
chicken 2= female (probaly needs a better side-view pic to be sure)
chicken 3= male
chicken 4=female
chicken 5= female

What was the male:female ratio you wanted?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:44 pm 
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Thanks for the opinions everyone, these pics are a week and a half old I will post more updated pictures soon.
Longyang wrote:

What was the male:female ratio you wanted?


Longyang, I am in the suburbs so hoping for majority female.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:22 pm 
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well, unfortunately you have roo(s) in the mix, which isn't too bad if you want a good table eating bird in a few months. Keep us updated with pics and plans on what you are going to do with the boys.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:43 pm 
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I expected boys in an unsexed group. My neighbour is an Italian farm boy so has all the necessary skills to.. Umm process any males I have :(. I also have some araucana chicks from champion blood lines so those boys I will try to put into breeding flocks to keep the good genes alive.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:04 pm 
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That should keep the neighbours happy...for now, haha. Well, goodluck on your breeding program, sounds like alot of hard work but it should be fun, all the best. :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:58 am 
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Lol, longyang, not my breeding program. I meant I would try to find breeders who wanted good quality Roos. I would love to breed them but my neighbours would definately not appreciate crowing at the crack of dawn.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:00 pm 
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LOL, My bad, thought it was all in one sentence, but yeah, that's probs the best outcome anyways, it'll be good for them to have ladies of their own.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:07 am 
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Longyang wrote:
LOL, My bad, thought it was all in one sentence, but yeah, that's probs the best outcome anyways, it'll be good for them to have ladies of their own.

Not your bad at all. I reread my statement and that was exactly what it sounded like.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:41 pm 
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As if we needed more proof of Stewy's mascilinity.

Strutting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:20 pm 
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LOL! so was he the only male?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Still not sure. I will try to get more pics up in the next couple of days.


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