5 baby chicks, how many Roos?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by texasflock1122, May 16, 2019 at 4:03 PM.

  1. texasflock1122

    texasflock1122 Hatching

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    We are raising chicks for the first time. We bought 3 full sized chicks and 2 bantams. All different breeds. We cannot have roosters, so I need help identifying Roos (of my 3 full sized chicks). I don’t think we will know about the bantams for awhile yet - one is a silkie. The chicks are 8 wks old currently.
    One chick is FOR SURE a rooster. Stands tall and proud, red comb already, and has started crowing!
    The other two have pinkish combs and wattles (1 has a more pale comb than the other, but still pinkish). These two also act like little boys, puffing up and chasing each other aggressively.
    I am really hoping we didn’t get all Roos! Haha
     

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  2. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    All these chicks look like roos to me. The black and white mottled one is questionable though. And the brown one doesn't have obvious wattles, but the stance screams cockerel to me.
     
  3. texasflock1122

    texasflock1122 Hatching

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    Man. That’s would be a bummer if they are all cockerels.

    The brown one (americauna) is the one crowing.
     
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  4. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    The Americauan and Barred Rock are roos for sure. Not as sure on the mottled one but if I had twenty dollars to put down I'd still put down on a boy.
     
  5. clintbwell

    clintbwell Chirping

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    Don't feel to bad. I bought 4 Rhode island reds from a straight run bin at tractor supply 9 weeks ago, and ALL of them are boys.. So three will be going to freezer camp.
     
  6. Kk the chicken lover

    Kk the chicken lover In the Brooder

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    DD786AC1-6A4E-4062-9621-1FF48D85826A.jpeg My big hen F4FDB68F-9A58-4F82-8114-61C2BD0CC5E6.jpeg one of my chicks
    I have four chicks and they are 2 months old I don’t know if my chicks are rooster or hen yet ether but what I do know is that as they get older the females tail is shorter than the males tail
     
  7. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Chirping

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    look at the feathers.
    (barbed tip-male)
    (spoon shaped tip-female)
    I'm pretty sure all but 1 are roos.
     
  8. texasflock1122

    texasflock1122 Hatching

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    All the feathers or just the ones around the top of the tail?
     
  9. crazy4ChickensNducks

    crazy4ChickensNducks Songster

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    All cockerels
     

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