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Are these roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PinkHairGirl, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. PinkHairGirl

    PinkHairGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    so far 4 out of my original 6 have been roosters and you would think i could tell by now!
    Any guess on breed?

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    how old? they look like my cornish rock cross meatie
     
  3. PinkHairGirl

    PinkHairGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    5 months
     
  4. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, cornish rocks, and i think they must be roos. usually 5 month old pullets don't have such combs unless they are a productiion breed.
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mmmmm they might be white orpingtons , with the red comb and wattle you should either be getting eggs or crowing.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    would a 5 month old orp be that big?
     
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They look like Cornish crosses, if only based on the size of their legs!
     
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  8. PinkHairGirl

    PinkHairGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    They are huge! But I was told Cornish cross would not have survived this long.
    No crowing and no eggs yet.
     
  9. broodybantam

    broodybantam Out Of The Brooder

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    The reason yours have not died yet is because they have not been eating "meatie" food and I would guess you dont keep a light on them all day. They are Cornish x and if hens, will not lay efficiantly. But anyway, I like your little barred guy!
     
  10. PinkHairGirl

    PinkHairGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Will they lay at all? Is it worth keeping them?
    The little one in the background is a indigenous South African Koekkoek and she is my only laying bird at the moment
     

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