Are these hens or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Trish44, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Trish44

    Trish44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to this forum & have just started back into chickens again after many years of not having them. I could use some opinions on whether the 3 RIR I have are roos or hens. I have a suspicion the biggest one is a roo, but I'm not sure. The largest one is 5 1/2 months & the two smaller ones are 4 1/2 months. I'm also questioning one of the smaller ones because of it's coloring. What do you think?

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  2. Doctim

    Doctim Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd say 3 roos. Sorry
     
  3. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    yep 3 roos. Hope they aren't mean like the line of RIR I had.
     
  4. Trish44

    Trish44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow, I had at least hoped for one to be a hen.
     
  5. Trish44

    Trish44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about the Barred Rocks, I hope they're all hens. What does everyone think about those 3? I also have been wondering about the lack of color in the one's comb, it's tiny & pale.
     
  6. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not so sure those are barred rocks. Barred rocks have a single comb and the one definitely doesn't and I can't tell on the other. IF they were barred rocks, they would be boys, so I hope it's different for dominiques or whatever they are.
     
  7. Trish44

    Trish44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's another pic of what I was told are Barred Rocks. Sorry the pic turned out a little fuzzy.

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  8. Trish44

    Trish44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm disappointed they all turned out to be boys, I guess I'll be starting over looking for hens. Anybody want some young roos?
     
  9. mikensara

    mikensara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say you have 5 roos and one pullet in the last pic.
     
  10. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, 5 roo, 1 pullet
     

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