11 1/2 week old Roos or Pullets? (5 photos) Thanks!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by angelnina, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    I posed photos of these birds when they were younger and now I'm confused as to whether or not I have male or females. I know the black sexlinks are supposed to be female--one acts pretty bossy. The Rhode Island Red is the leader of the pack--very aggressive and the golden laced wyandotte is the most rooster-looking but kind of the passive type. No crowing--not even a hint of a crow yet from any of them.

    They are 11 1/2 weeks old. Can you tell me what if they're male or female?

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    Rhode Island Red and Golden Laced Wyandotte


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    Black Sexlink (more agressive of two I have )


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    Set of 4 together

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    Golden Wyandotte alone


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    Wyandotte and RIR feet ?

    I appreciate any ideas. Thanks.
     
  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like hens to me.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If I had to guess, I'd say that the GLW is a roo. All others appear to be pullets.
     
  4. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to you both.

    I'm still on the fence about the Wyandotte. He/She has shown the red crest since 4 weeks old, but who knows? I'd sure be happy if all are hens. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
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    All of them are pullets except the Golden-laced Wyandotte. That is without a doubt, definitely a boy. Look how metallic his shoulders are getting. And you can see the green coming in on his tail feathers that also indicates a young rooster. A hen's tail feathers would remain black, without getting the beetle-green color.
     
  6. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    I see that color on the Black Sexlink tail feathers too. It's kind of that shiny bluish black purple color. Tell me I'm wrong [​IMG]

    I know black sexlinks are pullets without a white dot, but why does one of mine seem so colorful and other one so plain?

    Sorry, I'm new to all this, and thanks for your help.
     
  7. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To my inexperienced eye, they all look like pullets but I'm not sure about the one everyone's saying is a roo...
     
  8. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say all hens, except the GLW that one looks to be a roo.
     

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