Buffs and Australorps - Roos or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MaryLouise, May 29, 2012.

  1. MaryLouise

    MaryLouise Hatching

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    Hi all,
    I have a feeling I have at least one roo and maybe 3? I have 5 Australorps that are 10 weeks old and 5 Buffs that are 9 weeks old. They don't have names because last time I did that I lost 3 so this time I'm waiting until they start laying or I can tell them apart. I labeled them for easy reference.

    I am almost positive "B" is a roo and I think "D" might be as well. See any roos in the buffs?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Mary Louise
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  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    They all look like pullets to me, I would think any cockerels would have much bigger wattles and combs by that age.
     
  3. TonySorrento

    TonySorrento Songster

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    Looking like pullets to me as well...
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    Girl's Club! All of 'em.
     
  5. Zchicks

    Zchicks In the Brooder

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    Yes looks like all pullets. I would expect larger combs and wattles by 9 or 10 weeks.
     
  6. MaryLouise

    MaryLouise Hatching

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    Thanks so much for the input! I don't know if I'm happy or disappointed :/. I would love to let a couple of them sit next spring but I know my husband will be happy and I'm glad I don't have to find homes for any of them. I'm already attached :).
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    All pullets, so far at least.

    If you want a rooster later, you can almost always pick one up on craigslist or similar for free.
     

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