3 month old Ameraucanas and Black Australorps--Roos or Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kellysflock, May 28, 2012.

  1. kellysflock

    kellysflock Hatching

    May 28, 2012
    Enumclaw, WA
    We bought 8 chicks of various breeds from the local feed store, with their typical "90% chance" of getting pullets. They are now 3 months old today, and I'm afraid we may have 5 or 6 cockerels out of the 8. Before I do a mass sell-off of half of my flock, I want to make sure that they are, in fact, roosters. Our RIR and BR are obvious cockerels, but I'm not too sure about the Ameraucanas and Black Australorps. Any help would be beneficial.

    This Ameraucana, which we call "Little Sister," started crowing about 2 weeks ago. As hideous as it sounds, it is a definite crow.

    Hoot, which is Little Sister's big sister/brother, is the wildest of the flock, and tries to show dominance.

    This Black Australorp, Daffy/Daphne, doesn't have much of a comb or wattle, but definitely more than our other BA.

    The friendliest of them all, Blondie, will be the one cockerel we keep if we do actually have 5 or 6.
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    Dec 22, 2009
    No clue but [​IMG]
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Yep, they're all roos. Bummer luck at the feed store. I'd be talking to them, see how they can make it right for you. A roo or two, sure, but that's horrible!
  4. Hezz

    Hezz Songster

    Mar 1, 2012
    Poconos, Pennsylvania
    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say 1, 3, and 4 are roos. A profile pic of the BA would help.

    Pic 2 looks like a pullet, nothing is screaming roo (to me anyway) in that pic.
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    all roos, I see a shinny saddle feather on the BA.
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    All are roos. Hoot has red coming in on the wings, which is almost always present in EE boys.

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