Any way this is NOT going to be a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by busyteacher, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. busyteacher

    busyteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    This chick is an approx. 5 week old Buff Orpington. I'm new at this but I'm guessing this comb and wattles points to being a roo since it is so young. Any chance I'm wrong?

    Here a picture looking up under his chin.
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    Fully body
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    Just for comparison here is one of his hatching mates. Not the same breed, but this chick hatched around the same day.
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    Thanks!
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, not a chance. Congratulations, it's a boy!
     
  3. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's definatly a Roo with that comb and those wattles!!!!
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Sorry. I can not say anything but "sorry," does that help? [​IMG]
     
  5. busyteacher

    busyteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    It's okay. We were actually kinda hoping he was a roo. Our's was killed a few months ago and this one is his offspring. The roo we had was not sociable, but was not aggressive. He just liked to keep to himself and the girls. So hopefully this one will have his good disposition. Now if only the other 8 chicks we have will all be girls!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicken Bee

    Chicken Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy. The chick in the front of the last photo looks like a possible boy as well.
     
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  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:My thoughts exactly.
     
  8. busyteacher

    busyteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Darn! I was told when that one (the brown one) hatched out, I have two of them, that they would both be hens since they were sex-linked. Buff roo and BR hen. Does this mean they are not really sex-linked?
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes there is a way.












    Caponizing or estrogen implants. [​IMG]
     
  10. busyteacher

    busyteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    That brown one does have a significant comb. The other brown chick is in the back of the second picture. It has a much smaller comb. We will only be able to keep one roo with the number of hens we have. How do you go about choosing which one to keep and which to get rid of?
     

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