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Am I a Roo??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jonny Anvil, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Songster

    Hey everyone,

    Just want to share some pics and see what others think.

    This bird is 19 weeks old and has a much larger Comb than anyone else in the group, which are all hens [​IMG]
    Just curious...

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    In the middle

    Sure is vocal but doesn't Crow
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Normally I'd say roo but for this one, I'm saying Alpha hen!
     
  3. afishel

    afishel Songster

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    Looks like a roo to me! he is also alot lighter than the rest of them. are these production reds?
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    big hen...
     
  5. macnugget

    macnugget Songster

    Big hen there are no sickle feathers in the tail and the feathers on the back are rounded not pointed at all
     
  6. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Songster

    Nope... not production reds..

    They were sold to me as "Red Sussex" but after posting pics here on BYC some say Not Red Sussex, some say New Hampshire Reds.

    What they are for sure I have no but the seller swears that they have Sussex blood lines, but there is a breed sold locally as a Red Sussex Cross.

    Here is a link to the thread on what breed

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=369623

    Keep in mind I live in Canada...

    I plan on breeding them with my Light Sussex to see what results I can get.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  7. crazy chook

    crazy chook Songster

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  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

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    Quote:Good points!

    If you look at the hackle feathers, I'm guessing that the tips are more rounded than pointed, too. Roosters of most breeds have more pointy hackles.
     
  9. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Songster

    Agree, pullet.
     
  10. KrisRose

    KrisRose Songster

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    Pullet. Coloring looks like a Red Sex Link.
     

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