Another Roo Diagnostic...please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SewingDiva, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, they are 4 weeks old as of July 16 and we only have only three, one EE, one BO and an Austalorp. The BO and the Aulstralrop look like this:

    The Austalorp:
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    The Buff Orpington:
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    These photos are accurate for color, there is no pink on their combs. What scares me more is that there are little bumps on the backs of their legs.

    Ironically, we ordered females. There is no trace of a comb on the EE.

    Any insights you can offer? :|

    ~Phyllis
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I'm pretty positive the Australorp is a pullet. My Australorp roo had a very red comb and wattle by that age.

    The Orp looks like a pullet also.

    Even girls have bumps on their legs. That doesn't tell sex.
     
  3. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pullets! [​IMG]
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Pullets...all chicks have the little nubs on their legs....
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    My pullets all have nubs on their legs also. [​IMG]
     
  6. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you probably already know but I compared them with pics of mine at that age and I must agree, PULLETS!
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Ditto. [​IMG]
     
  8. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say "EE" you mean Easter eggers, right? I've not seen this breed in either of the two catalogs I have. What's this breed like? I may need to do some research.
     
  9. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    they both look like hens to me. [​IMG]
     
  10. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whew! Now I can sleep tonight. [​IMG]

    Thank you all SO MUCH! I was nervous there, because like many folks we can't have roos, which is a pity because they are so beautiful.


    MsBentleyboy, yes the third girl is an Easter Egger. She is smaller than the other two, and like the hybrid she is she has that sort of barred coloring that many of them have. She also has cheeks muffs and is a real beauty:

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    She on the bottom of the pecking order, but the other two are so evenly matched they usually leave her alone. She has a lovely distinctive voice too.

    Thank you all again!
    ~Phyllis
     

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