Any Roos here?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Laura78, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it may be too soon to tell, but is there any chance I have a roo? They are all suppose to be pullets. BTW, they're about 4 1/2 weeks old in the pictures. Sorry about how some are hard to see, the chicks wouldn't work with me, lol.

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    #2 Australorp
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    #3 EE
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    #4 EE
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    #7 EE
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  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Alright, first, it is almost impossible to even guess without really good face shots and not easy then at this age. That said, here goes. [​IMG]

    Every single EE I have ever seen colored like #1, #3, and #6 has been female. That may mean NOTHING, but I think it does....I am guessing they are girls. Your Barred Rock looks like a girl, too, based on coloring. #4 looks like your best roo potential, but that means really nothing....it could be a precious little pullet!! [​IMG] Can't even imagine #7 being male, but again, this is just really a guess and going on "feel". That is really all the input I have. Good luck, they are adorable!!!
     
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  3. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I don't think #4 is a roo, cause that one hardly has a comb at all. I'm really hoping none are roos, lol. I think I do have a Polish roo though. I got two 4 day old Polish from a BYC member and showed them to a friend and he agrees that one looks to be a roo, it's larger, has thicker legs, and a bump on the beak near the head.
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Since #4 is an EE, it should have a pea comb. You can tell more by width that actual height of the comb. Same for all the pea combs. [​IMG] Girls will have a narrow litte row of "peas" and boys will have...umm 3 rows I think it is. Anyway, it will be a wider comb. I hope they are all girls for you!!!

    I have a Polish I am stressing over, myself. However, we aren't getting anything of a comb yet and she is 5 weeks old now. The Polish are supposed to have a "V" comb (at least that is what I was told) which should start coming in as little horns. I have 5 La Fleche (another V comb breed) the same age and the only boy has two distincitive little "horns" now. the girls don't. [​IMG]
     
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    So far, they all look like pullets to me.

    I've also heard that the EEs with 3 row pea combs are males, but there are exceptions to that.

    Here's photos of my EE hen and her 3 row pea comb:

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  6. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How soon do the 'horns' start on the Polish? Cause that might be what I'm seeing on the one Polish. I'll be so happy if I've got a future roo in one of them.
     

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