10-11 week old chicks - how many roos do you see? - PIC HEAVY

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by debakadeb, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,

    I've decided my chicks are non-genders. Some act like roos but should be pullets..hmm..so, question of the day...how many roos do you see? I've included several pictures of the same chicks so you get different views.

    #1 - a black star
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    #2
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    #3
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    #4 - This is Ginger/George who is very vocal
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    #5 - Ginger/George (again), HeShee, and the Cochin
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    #8 - You might not be able to tell anything about this one but I thought it was a cute pic
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  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I think they are all girls. Look just like our black and red stars -
     
  3. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I'm hoping to hear --all girls. They were suppose to be pullets but you never know ...
     
  4. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think #2 and 4 are roosters.
     
  5. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think #4 could be a rooster, but its hard to tell from that picture. I don't think #2 is a roo; all my roos have much bigger combs and wattles and they are the same age. All the rest look like hens to me.
     
  6. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in #4 is also pictured in #5 and #8. This is my very vocal one -- I'm wondering if it is an alpha hen. It makes sounds but doesn't sound like cock-a-doddle..more like bawkkkk..bawk...bawk.. Since this is my first time having chickens that could be how then begin crowing..just now sure. I know it doesn't sound like the crowing I've heard on different you-tube videos.
     
  7. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After looking at the one in #4 in #5 and #8, I say it is a hen, not a roo.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    A male Black Star would look like a Barred Rock, not colored like those pics. Those are hens. If those are red sexlinks in the other pics, they are hens, too. Males would be mostly white with red in the pyle areas.
     
  9. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullets. the red chick with white tail feathers is a golden comet. I have read they are grest laying hen.
     
  10. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, everyone, for you input. I'm happy to hear that Ginger is just an alpha-female.
     

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