Boys or Girls??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by catlikethief, May 19, 2008.

  1. catlikethief

    catlikethief Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently bought 5 hens. 3 RIR and 2 BR. The farmer I bought them from said he didn't know yet what sex they were but that they would start laying in a few weeks. Well today I noticed two of them made some loud noises at me while trying to put them back in the coop. They are the bigger of the 5. Sorry about the less than perfect pics of the RIR. Thank you [​IMG]

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  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    I believe the BR pictured is a Roo, he looks very light colored like a Roo.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not sure about your BR but your RIR is DEFINITELY a pullet! My 9 week RIR has a HUGE come and some nice wattles now. My pullets look just like yours! [​IMG]
     
  4. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    My opinion: girls.
     
  5. catlikethief

    catlikethief Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks! The RIR pictured is my biggest, so I was a little worried, hopefully the others will catch up to her.
     
  6. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the barred rock? Mine are 12 weeks and their combs are just starting to pink up and their waddles develop.
     
  7. catlikethief

    catlikethief Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I don't really know [​IMG] The farmer I bought them from told me in 4-6 weeks (maybe sooner) they would start to lay. Their butt feather still look like chick feathers. (really fuzzy and cute)

    Knowing that, how old do you think they are?
     
  8. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, I guess that'd put them around 14-16 weeks old, so it could easily be a pullet...however I'm no expert so I guess you should take the word of others.
     
  9. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    If I had to guess I would say that your BR is a roo, looks just like my roo's and your RIR is a pullet.....
     

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