Are 2 of my hens really boys?? UPDATED WITH NEW PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mommy4cdjm, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. mommy4cdjm

    mommy4cdjm In the Brooder

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    I saw a picture today of a buff Orpington that was labeled boy and made me wonder if 2 of my hens may actual be roosters. So thought I would ask. I really hope they aren't. sorry these pictures might not be the best. I can take more tomorrow.

    Maddie which we were told was a red sex linked. She is 3 mths old


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    Peck our 3 mth old Buff Orpington


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    Thank you!!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Those first two pics don't even look like the same bird. In the first pic... looks like a roo, 2nd pic looks like a pullet.

    If the birds are all the same age in the two lower pics, you may have a BO roo. If the BO is older than the others around it, then I'd say pullet.
     
  3. mommy4cdjm

    mommy4cdjm In the Brooder

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    They are the same bird in the first 2 pics but taken about a week apart. The top pic is the newest.
    Same with the last 2 pics of the other bird. The top pic is about a week newer then the second pic.

    (I will take some more pics tomorrow)
     
  4. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Songster

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    The Red-Sex Link is definitly a roo because of the large wattles and he has the Red-Sex Link roo color. Google Image Red-Sex Link hen and then Google Image Red-Sex Link rooster and you'll see what I mean [​IMG] I think the BO is also a roo because at 12 weeks, those are some pretty large and red wattles. [​IMG]
     
  5. First bird is a roo. Here's my 16 week old red sex-link roo, Blue.
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    Second bird also looks like a roo. They're both very pretty!
     
  6. mommy4cdjm

    mommy4cdjm In the Brooder

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    thank you for the answers. Not what I wanted to hear though. lol Roosters aren't legal here. hmmm what to do.....
     
  7. mommy4cdjm

    mommy4cdjm In the Brooder

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    ok new pictures taken today.

    chicken #1:

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    chicken #2

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    and now chicken #3 (my son pointed out that Mary has wattles too)



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  8. Dustin Biery

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    Yes, they are both roosters.
     
  9. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

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    If that third chicken (Mary) is a red sex-link, I'm pretty sure it's a girl. [​IMG]
     
  10. mommy4cdjm

    mommy4cdjm In the Brooder

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    yes she is a red sex link. Guess I have 2 roos and 6 hens. Not sure if this is going to work [​IMG]
     

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