Are we roo's? - More pics added

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CatKai, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any possible way this is not a roo? The 1st pic was 2 or 3 weeks ago, next 2 I took today. I was told this one was 6-8 weeks when I got it on May 24th so if that was right it's about 4 months old now. The other 2 I got at the same time I am sure are pullets (different breeds), this one had the smallest comb of all 3 to start with.
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    I am thinking I may have a roo or 2 or 3 in this next bunch as well. Of the 6 I got a week ago, 3 have small pale combs and 3 have thicker and or redder combs. One stays red all the time and the other 2 seem to fluctuate some in how dark they are. The 3 I am not sure on have thick legs as well, compared to the 3 I am calling pullets. I got these a week ago, was told they were 12 weeks old. The 1st, 2nd & 3rd pics I am wondering about.
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  2. caral07

    caral07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks to be a roo to me. Has he crowed yet mine did at 4 months.
     
  3. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No crowing at all yet, not even any odd sounds. Those pretty greenish black tail feathers seem to grow by the day these last few days and 2 of them are a little longer than the rest.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The first one is a roo. In the 2nd group of pics, pic 2 & 3 look like roos.
     
  5. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top one is definitely a roo - no ifs ands or buts. The darker one in the second of the lower pictures MAY be, but I would need other pictures to know for sure.

    Good luck!
     
  6. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For me only hen is white bird on last picture
     
  7. SmittenChicken

    SmittenChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look roo-ish to me, except for the light-colored pullet in the last photo (but I'm a newbie).

    Your light brahma doesn't have an obvious comb yet, but if s/he is only 13 weeks as you were told it's definitely got a lot more comb development than mine did at that age. Those are some of the slowest to mature.
     
  8. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think I'd get any pullet votes on that top one but still wanted to ask... I was holding on to that not crowing yet thing [​IMG]... Now to find him a new home, I considered if I should try and caponize him if he was a he. After what I have read on this forum, I think that may not be what I should do.

    I am going to go try and get picks of all 6 of the new ones individually, all are supposed to be EE's. Sold to me as Ameraucana, I knew when I saw them they were not but that was fine as blue-green / green egg layers was what I wanted.

    Thanks,
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  9. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, they were not happy about it but I got a few pics of these younger ones. I was told 12 weeks a week ago, 2 are smaller than the others so I am guessing they were more like 10 weeks? It might be hard to see but they all have ear muffs/beards to some degree. My older EEs that are laying now have smaller/larger combs than each other so I am not sure I can go on size but what about color at this age?

    This is the smallest of them all, I think pullet.
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    This one (peachy colored in front) is just a little bigger than the one above, I think pullet. The one behind is the next one below.
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    This one I go back and forth on but leaning towards pullet, most of the time the comb is light, gets redder occasionally.
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    This one has a smallish comb but it stays dark red.
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    These next 2 I am thinking roo for sure.
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  10. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 and #2 -girls
     

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