Any Ways to Tell if a Chick is a Roo?-Pics Added

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mylilchix, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    What are some characteristics of roosters? I have 3 chicks that I'm beginning to wonder about.

    Thanks, Sonja
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2008
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    How old are they? Typically the roos will stand upright a bit more when spatting or when active. Fiesty behavior is not always a roo though. I've had some hens that are pretty tough.
  3. awayfrmitall

    awayfrmitall In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2008
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    It's a buff brahma, a black langshan, and a light brahma I'm wondering about. The light brahma always walks very erect, and has very black wing tips. The black langshan whose 4 weeks old has a comb that puts my 5 week pullets to shame. The buff brahma is a darker shade than my other 2, he's got very thick legs, and he's always the first to greet you at the door. I'll have to take some pics of these guys.

  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Sonja, post some pics when you can. At 5 - 6 weeks, I'm sure we'll be able to help ya.
  6. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    have them turn their head and cough
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  8. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Here are pics of the chicks in question. I've added a 4th chick, too.

    Our 4 week old black langshan, which my son named Owl Face.

    Our 4 week old blue cochin named Fuzzy. Fuzzy is a sweetie that loves to stay by me in the coop, and loves to be petted.

    My favorite 4 week old buff brahma name Lightning. This little guy is always the 1st to greet me at the door, and usually hangs by me the entire time I'm in the coop.

    Our 3 week old light brahma named Reepicheep.

    Thanks for looking at the boys!!
  9. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

    May 12, 2008
    i am no expert, but thats a lot of rooishness going on. number one is definitely a roo. the others ones look rooish but i am no expert... good luck!
  10. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I think..
    and roo...

    the brahma doesnt seem to be though...

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