bought 10 BR hens but is this a hen or a roo??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jessicayarno, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these last week and this ones leg color and tail feathers made me think it's a roo and not a pullet, but I am no expert so I firgured you all could help me out on this one...
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  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    i think Roo the way i guess is i think you can tell if you look into its eyes [​IMG]
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, roo..

    And I am sorry to tell you, but he is not pure BR. [​IMG]
     
  4. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured that by the coloring and barring, I have a purebred roo and he is gorgeous, here is a pic of my big guy [​IMG].. These guys were cheap, so I am not worried, he can be dinner..
     
  5. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    aww dont make him dinner!
     
  6. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Johnn, why not what good is he, if he isn't a purebred??
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I have a purebred cockerel as well, probably the same age as your suspected roo.

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    Here he is, front in centre with all his hens behind him [​IMG]

    He's still very young though. Maybe 4 or 5 months. I can't wait to see how beautiful he is full grown! His feathers have grown quite a bit since I brought him home.

    When in doubt, a pure BR cockerel will be much lighter in colour than a pullet.

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  8. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    well excuse me, my cockerel is not a pure bred and he isnt useless, hm
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:It would be if you wanted to breed and sell the chicks.. [​IMG] He's not useless as a pet/protector though [​IMG]
     
  10. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    hmm well i guess but some people might want cross bred chicks
     

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