Any Roos Here?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brrit, May 16, 2010.

  1. brrit

    brrit In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2010
    I think I have 2 roos in my batch of 5 chicks born around March 21st. Can anyone take a look at these two chicks and let me know your thoughts about their gender? We can't have roos, so....

    Also, at what age do roos usually starting making their first cock-a-doodle-doos?

    Mystery Bird #1: Buff Orpington:

    Mystery Bird #2: Astrolorp

    Any thoughts would be appreciated?
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    1# Cockerel- he doesn't look like an Orpington to me IMO.
    2# Not sure, I would suggest you wait until they start crowing.
  3. #1 looks like a Golden Comet=Gold Sex link I have 3 of them and 3 Red Sex Links Your chick should be a links make it easy!

    Good luck with your babes. [​IMG]
  4. I say this over and over the sure fire way to know is if it crows or lays an egg that is a 100% for sure but they both look to me IMHO pullets but I am far from being an expert.
  5. I have five born 3/17...Old English...and you can very definitely tell there is only one roo. He already has a big wattle and comb, and the four girls just have little combs like your picture of #1. Last year the same hen also had four hens and a roo born.
  6. fastpat

    fastpat Songster

    All appear to be pullets to me.
  7. brrit

    brrit In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sounds like there might be hope for my little ones to be pullets! Hadn't even considered that #1 wasn't even a Buff Orpington. After looking at pictures of the Sex Link, our little chick does share some resemblance. I'll be crossing my fingers. I certainly do think that we have to wait for an egg or a cockle-doodle-do I guess. [​IMG]
  8. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    They look like girls to me...
  9. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member 8 Years

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    The first one is a Golden Comet and it's a pullet!

    The second one looks like a Black Australorp and it's a pullet also!!

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