Boy or girl and what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thefishery, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is a Rhode Island Red but I thought it was a girl for so long now but I am starting to have my doubts.

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    This one I just don't know about at all. I thought it was a girl but now I'm not so sure. I don't know what kind of chicken it is. I got these both at TSC a couple months ago.

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    This is a barred rock....right? Def a roo [​IMG] I like this guy a lot!

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    Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  2. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. RIR hen
    2. SLW hen
    3. BR roo
     
  3. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 3 are males. I'm thinking that the middle is a silver laces wyandotte.
     
  4. sprawli

    sprawli Out Of The Brooder

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  5. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They all three stick together like glue. Will that change if they are all roos?


    If you are right then I've got 4 roos out of a flock of 16. Is that a good combo? I've got two laying hens and the rest are younger than these.
     
  6. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That rate might be a bit heavy on the males, but if they are copacetic, I wouldn't worry. I'm thinking twice about the gender of the SLW. I"m not too sure on the RIR, the feathers look pointed to me, but the detail is difficult to see. If it is a hen, then you'd have 2 males out of 16 birds, that ratio is much better.
     
  7. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 3 are males.4 of 16 is OK.
     
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  8. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Yep all 3 roos! They would be a ok ratio... If I was you I would keep 2 to 16....
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Ditto on both accounts.
    I have one roo over 8 hens, and I still have mussed up feathers on all of the girls except one. (I guess she's the outcast.) I wouldn't put more than 2 roos over 16 girls.
    As roos, if they have plenty of space they will probably do ok together, especially since they were brooded together.
     
  10. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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