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3 Pics. Roo's???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nomibear, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Nomibear

    Nomibear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tok these pics last week. I received this order of chicks on May 15th. They were 12 weeks old at the time of the pics.
    This little one is one of several Black Australorps i ordered as Pullets... the tail is just standing up more then the others. This one does look like it has had several feathers picked out or damaged on the lower back though.
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    These next two were ordered as EE's. I had requested 4 girls, and two boys. Do you think these could be my boys?
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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm seeing all pullets. Their combs are very pale and small especially for 12 weeks.

    Roos will have noticeably big red comb and wattles, significantly bigger than the pullets.

    At 12 weeks you would also begin to see pointy neck feathers and the beginning of saddles (but not always) on roos.

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  3. Nomibear

    Nomibear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal's policy is that they guaranty 90% of ordered pullets will be. One out of every 10 could be a Roo. I ordered 18 pullets, and two Roos, because my last order of 20 pullets last spring had no accidental Roos;( I Really hope at least 1 is a Roo...
     
  4. Nomibear

    Nomibear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received all of these May 15th, which would make them 22 weeks old now. I am still wishing for a Roo,[​IMG] but about to Give Up![​IMG] The one on the right of this next pic.
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    Close up shot. Thing is, I would have expected to see a larger comb and wattles...
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    The one on the right has feathered out really late. Came as an EE, but is shaped and colored differently. Has almost No tail... and again, no comb or wattle definition.
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    I have to say, I have not heard any crowing, and have not seen any mounting of my hens[​IMG]
    Because of this, i picked up 3 more EE chicks that were being sold as straight run from my local feed store.[​IMG]
     
  5. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think the red and white could be one of your cockerels. The dark red feathers on the shoulders is one of the classic giveaways.

    Also, I have a Cochin cockerel that's around 30-weeks old. He only recently started crowing.

    ETA: with the beards, EEs don't usually have much for wattles, and the pea combs can take some time to develop. Anything goes with colors on the EEs.
     
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  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree all are girls in pics 1, 2, and the black one in 3, but if you ordered 2 EE roosters you should have gotten 2. The orange and white EE in the 3rd pic could be one of the boys. It looks very pullet like for 22weeks but as suggested by the poster above the dark patches over the shoulders suggest Rooster, but I cant be sure

    Also as posted above typically EEs don't have wattles and pea combs are relatively small.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    those are all girls. Your red and white bird is an Easter egger--the different colors are what makes them so much fun!
     
  8. Nomibear

    Nomibear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did order 2 Roos. Along with 18 girls. The problem is we had a bad storm when the chicks were 2 weeks old. 3 of them didn't survive. Now I keep wishing I had a Roo left, but maybe I lost them both to that storm.
     
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  9. Nomibear

    Nomibear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess who turned into a Roo!
    The chickens are 27 weeks old now.
    This first photo was about a week ago.
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    This 2nd pic was taken today.
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