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Are we Hens or Roos??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mom2Munchkins, May 19, 2009.

  1. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, I may have posted pics of some of these guys in the past. This is my first batch I ever hatched myself. They are just barnyard mixes. And yeah, bad pics again. [​IMG] See, we're building a new area for the chickens, so they're in temporary housing, which they do not appreciate. [​IMG] So if anyone knows what these guys are, any help is appreciated! [​IMG]

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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    I think I see a few roos in there.. the 3rd pic and the rusty colored chicken too.
     
  3. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #3 is a roo for sure. I think #1, 4, & 6 are hens....not sure about the rest.
     
  4. noplacebo

    noplacebo Out Of The Brooder

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    number 3 is a roo for sure. the rising comb closer to the beak is a dead giveaway. check for pointy neck feathers too. the girls will have more rounded neck feathers and it usually starts showing about now.

    combine that with any sort of boisterousness (like coming to see what's happening when you're taking photos!!) and you can be fairly sure they'll be crowing soon.
     
  5. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! I really don't need this many roosters!! [​IMG]
     
  6. lux_interior

    lux_interior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah 3 for sure, and I think 8?? the rest all look like hens though [​IMG]
     
  7. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So 1 and 6 are hens even though they have pink in their combs?? As you can see, this is my first time trying to figure out the sex of a chicken. So does alot of it have to do with how far back the comb goes?
     

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