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Do I have little roos?

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I think I am a rooster magnet. Help me decide..! Here I have 4 6-week old chicks. They are mixed breed, parentage could include: Austrolorp (probably primary breed), Brahma, EE, Jersey Giant - the father was a black Austrolorp. I figured that would be useful info in trying to determine the breed/sex! Again, they are approx. 6 weeks old.

 

**Apologies! They automatically turned sideways :\

 

I am 100% certain this guy here is a roo -- but for giggles..

 

I'm 98% positive this guy is ALSO a Roo. Because these have thicker legs, are a bit larger than the other two and have pronounced combs, though their combs are definitely different types!

 

 

Now - hopefully..! - my ladies? 

 

 

And... This is the one I'm REALLY curious about. It is small, like the white one with delicate looking legs, but I do see a bit of red under the chin area, which I have tried to take a clear photo of. In my experience -- such luck! -- that has lead me to Roos. But its comb is hard to decipher.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks in advance! Let me know if clearer/better angles are needed! (They're VERY hard to photograph, this bunch! LOL)


Edited by WilsonFarm - 10/31/15 at 7:43am
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They are still pretty young, but at this point based on comb size and redness and the three rows of peas in the comb on the bird in pic # 3, I agree with your assessments. The birds in the first three pics all appear to be cockerels and the birds in the last 7 pics all appear to be pullets with one exception; the left black bird in the 9th pic (which looks like it may be the same bird as the one in the 3rd pic).

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Looks like two pullets and the rest are cockerels.

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They are still pretty young, but at this point based on comb size and redness and the three rows of peas in the comb on the bird in pic # 3, I agree with your assessments. The birds in the first three pics all appear to be cockerels and the birds in the last 7 pics all appear to be pullets with one exception; the left black bird in the 9th pic (which looks like it may be the same bird as the one in the 3rd pic).

I agree.

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I think you're correct.

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Originally Posted by Michael OShay View Post
 

They are still pretty young, but at this point based on comb size and redness and the three rows of peas in the comb on the bird in pic # 3, I agree with your assessments. The birds in the first three pics all appear to be cockerels and the birds in the last 7 pics all appear to be pullets with one exception; the left black bird in the 9th pic (which looks like it may be the same bird as the one in the 3rd pic).

Agreed

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Thank you all so much! I appreciate the help.
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Thank you all so much! I appreciate the help.


You're welcome.

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