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BO hens or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by acnava4, May 26, 2011.

  1. acnava4

    acnava4 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are 8 weeks old, 4 BO, well I through my black australorp in there too [​IMG] So far, there's only 1 that really looks BUFF to me? Do I have all roosters? Please tell me no [​IMG]
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  2. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    You look to have 1 buff there. I think the rest are reds of some type. The last one looks like a Barred Rock.

    I'm no expert, but the only one that throws up a roo flag to me is the barred rock.

    That little buff girl is a beauty.

    Blessings-
    Em
     
  3. acnava4

    acnava4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no! Don't say that, she's my favorite! lol...that would be my luck! And thank you, Henrietta is my other favorite <3 biggest sweetheart ever. I'll have to look up the BR, not familiar with them, and we were told she's a black australorp.
     
  4. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last of your "buffs" is your only buff...the others look like my Rhode Island Red babies...they all look like pullets. The other is definitely Barred Rock and looks rooish to me!
     
  5. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, that's a barred rock. BA would be totally black, and I believe black/gray legs.

    Em
     
  6. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The BR looks like a girl if it was a boy it would have more white also the legs would be all yellow it wouldn't have the black...oh yea they look to be all girls
     
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  7. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have BRs that look like that....and they are roos. They have a really red comb compared to the pullets...
     
  8. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well here's mine and I know shes a girl [​IMG] sooo In my opinion it tis a girl

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  9. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look to be production reds, or hatchery RIRs, all pullets. The buff colored one, also a pullet, looks like she has green legs. Is that just from the camera? If not, she would be an EE, although the rest of her body looks just like a buff orpington--- but buff orpingtons have white legs. The last one is a Barred Rock pullet.
     
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  10. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Portland, Oregon
    Quote:I have BRs that look like that....and they are roos. They have a really red comb compared to the pullets...

    are yours full grown? because darker feathering almost always means girl. BRs tend to get bigger combs than other breeds so that might be throwing you off. I'm going to say they are all pullets.
     
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