Any help? Two out of three are roos? Say it isn't so....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by precipice, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. precipice

    precipice In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area
    We bought three chicks about three and a half weeks ago, and have been having a great time raising them. But, I'm worried that two of them are cockerels. They both seem to be developing pretty prominent combs to me (though, I'm a first-timer at this). Anyone want to weigh in? Here's Over Izzy, the Barred Rock:





    Roosters are illegal where we live. If we have to give two of them away, any advice about how to take care of the third? I don't want her to be lonely, but I'm worried about putting her in with two new chicks. Is there a good post on that topic?

    Thanks much. Izzy has been our favorite, and we'd be bummed to lose her.... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2008
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I think it's a bit too early to tell. I'd wait another 2-3 weeks to judge them.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Can't go by that pic. The comb size alone on BRs is not a good indicator at that age. I need to see a whole body shot in good light.
  4. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    That is the cutest chick...but i say that about every chick!

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