Are these all roosters?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mom3, May 27, 2007.

  1. mom3

    mom3 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks almost 4 weeks old. They grew fast!

    I've taken pictures and was wondering if anyone can tell me if they are hens or roosters. The roosters are going back to the farm. Can't keep them. I need to know soon what these guys are before the kids get too seriously attached.

    Also, can you tell what breed they are? The farmer said they are mutts. [​IMG]

    I had chickens years ago and I don't remember their beaks looking like these. Maybe I don't remember, but these guys have beaks that seem to curl down.

    Ok, here are the pictures. 6 chicks in all. Let me know if you need better shots to tell if they are boys or girls. I posed them on the screen ontop of their inside tub.
    If they sit nice for pictures does that mean they are girls? [​IMG]

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    #1 somewhat friendly one
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    another pic of #1
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    #2 very friendly one

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    #3 friendly one
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    #4 fiesty one

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    #5 very friendly one

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    #6 very fiesty one
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  2. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the pictures look like roos except number 5 can't see its comb. But yeah they look like all roos.

    Sorry...

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  3. mom3

    mom3 Out Of The Brooder

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    NO!! :eek: Can they just be chicks with BIG combs?

    Here is another shot of #5. Chick closest to camera. Can you see it?

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  4. chrissieg

    chrissieg Chillin' With My Peeps

    I really don't know. It's easier to tell if they're all the same breed, but if you've got a mixed lot I think you'll have to wait a bit longer to tell!

    I've been trying with my BO and change my mind each day - their combs look redder when they've been under the heat lamp [​IMG]

    Just don't give them names yet!! [​IMG]
     
  5. mom3

    mom3 Out Of The Brooder

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    We haven't named them yet. Kids want to, but I say to wait.

    I want to start building them a permanent pen outdoors, but don't want to start if they all turn out to be roos. Roos are going back to the farmer.

    How much longer till you can tell what they are?
     
  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I don't know. I don't think you have all roos. I have 6 White leghorn girls that look like your white ones, mine are 4 weeks old. My girls do have larger combs than my girls that are different breeds. I have a RIR roo that has bright red wattles at 4 weeks. Do your girls have any sign of wattles yet? You may just have to wait and see.
     
  7. mom3

    mom3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any way to tell my the size of their feet? Some of them have giant feet!

    As for wattles, the 2 wilder ones seem like somethings starting, but I'm not sure.
     
  8. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take a stab at it...

    #1 roo
    #2 hen
    #3 hen
    #4 ROO!
    #5 hen... ?
    #6 roo!

    I think you have 2 or 3 hens. Good luck! The next few weeks should tell-- watch those wattles!
     
  9. mom3

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    Quote:This is kinda what I'm figuring also. Thanks.
     
  10. mom3

    mom3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Took better pictures outside. How about these?

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    #2 He closes his eyes like this alot. Strange bird. Narcolepsy?
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