2 outa 6 roos!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Carpe DiHen, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bad luck! [​IMG] Out of my six chickens sexed to be pullets, two turned into roos! My Easter Egger...now no colored eggs and my Speckled Sussex, my favorite chick.

    So, I found a home for my soon to be gorgeous SS roo. He goes to a lady with 12 hens who just retired and wants to start breeding her flock. Lucky roo.

    I'm keeping the EE roo, he has a bum foot and is all white. Roos should be colorful and I think it would be hard to find a home for him with his green club foot and no color [​IMG]

    So, I went off to the the feed store now that I have a free space in the coop. I got another EE cause I really want colored eggs. Wish me luck getting a pullet this time (and some pretty eggs)! [​IMG]

    Meet Surrey!

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  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Good on you for keeping your challenged little boy and getting him a girlfriend as well!
     
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicks dont thrive as well when raised alone, i would atleast get her 1 other friend, when you realease them into the flock they will be outcast, and it would be nice for her to have a friend
     
  4. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You know, I just might do that... I almost did, but my coop is rated for 4-6 chickens and this chick makes 6. BUT, now I am seeing saddle feathers on my Golden Laced Polish and would have to re-home another roo!! I'd be easy to find a pet home for the Polish, so I'm left with the "Lame Ducky" again. [​IMG]

    Here's the Polish:
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    I can't find many pictures on the breed but those saddle feather look long... Her face shows no red at all...[​IMG]

    I think I'll go back to the feed store tomorrow.. [​IMG]
     
  5. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
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    I'm not an expert about sexing polish, but her "top hat" looks very female to me. I do see those LONG saddle feathers though.... AND what look like very pointed hackle feathers. Maybe a strangely feathered male...
     
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  6. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did the exact same thing when my "Ameraucana" turned out to be a leghorn and the two EE's I got to get colored eggs turned into roo's. I had the one EE chick for about four days before deciding that the pitiful peeping and staring at herself in the mirror all day was too sad. Now she has a little olive egger for company, and once angain I'm expanding on the coop.
     
  7. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree...so I gave her a friend! Also, since my last post, my Polish has been voted a roo too (by some Polish breeders). That's 3/6 of my sexed chickens that ended up roos!! I will wait until I am positive on the Polish, and then I will have to either rehome my white EE or the Polish. [​IMG]

    Untill then...meet Sundae a little butterscotch ball EE. Wish me luck on the gender of my latest two:

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