Age old question...hens or roos? **Please help!

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  1. ohiochickenmom

    ohiochickenmom Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls (and I now use that term loosely), are just over 3 months old! The past 3 mornings we have had CROWING! AGH! If I lived in the country, I woukd not care! I've never been one to mind the crowing! I live in town, though, and my neighbors live CLOSE! The culprit seems to know his destiny, though, and stops before I get close enough to see who it is for sure?!? Yesterday, we also heard a 2nd mouth join in (from my flock) on the *fun*!! Can you tell from the pic which chicks (who were all sold as pullets...go figure) is probably the roo(s)?? I have my suspicions, but my kids who witnessed the crowing said neither is the culprit! Thanks!!

    Added note** The crowing seems to be definitely coming from one of my Aracaunas.

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    ChickMom5711 Out Of The Brooder

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    Based on the feathering, red ear lobes, and comb I would say they are both Roos. :/ so sorry!
     
  6. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the last photo I believe I am also seeing pointy saddle feathers (right in front of the tail) and roo-looking pointed green tail feathers.

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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto all 3 ( I think there are 3 different ones) black and white birds look to be roos, and none look to be Araucanas.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    None of those roosters are Araucanas. Sorry.
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yep - your black and white are silver laced wyandottes - one with a single comb, undesirable but happens in the breed.
     
  10. ohiochickenmom

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    These are actually 4 different chickens, so which 2 are we talking? Lol.
     

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