Black jersey giant chicks pullets or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elieugene6, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. elieugene6

    elieugene6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I have a definite roo phobia now. Got way to many this year and to think I started out hoping for just one. lol. I really want them to be pullets but think due to there behavior which I know people say that pullets will do too but personally never witnessed. They have been jumping at each other. They hatched on July 8 so about 7 weeks old. Just two of them and both have the same look in the combs. Slight amount of pink but the pics make it look redder for some reason.

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  2. elieugene6

    elieugene6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any guesses? Or are my pics not good enough?
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    The combs look like pullets. They are pretty feathered in as well. Watch for pointy saddle feathers- that will be a dead give-away of a roo.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I say both are girls.
     
  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    girls do the smae things boys do, but are not fertail with females... (chest bump, fluffing up, pecking heads, mounting)
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You got yourself a couple of girls there. [​IMG]

    They's just tomboys at this stage; all chickens, boys and girls alike, will chest bump, flare neck feathers, peck and chase each other to establish the pecking order. Some may even mount others, just to push the "I'm BOSS of YOU" experience a tad further.
     
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  7. elieugene6

    elieugene6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I really hope you guys are right. I really don't want to have to eat them in 2 years. That would be horrible, and I know thats how long they take to completely fill out. I really would like to have some jersey giant girls so I am praying. I just got so many roos this year that I am constantly worrying. lol. Thanks!!!!
     

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