Can you spot our roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mentallygone, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. mentallygone

    mentallygone New Egg

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    Hello, I hope i am not breaking any rules being a newbie and posting pictures. I tried to be as thorough as I can with my questions about the genders in our flock.

    We're having some difficulty determining which of our flock are turning out to be roos.

    We started off with a Buff Orpinton, two silver laced Wyandottes, and a golden Polish. With the exception of the Polish which came from straight run, the other three were supposed to be hens. These four are 4.5 months old at present.

    A little later on, we added two more polish - a buff and a golden to the flock. These two are 1.5 months old at present. Here's where we are at:

    It's clear that the older Polish is a roo as he crows like crazy, but it seems that our Buff might be a roo as (s)he started crowing 2 weeks ago and has gotten aggressive. The real uncertainty are with our Wyandottes as one of them seems to be growing longer tail feathers and the waddles seem a bit different. Neither wyandotte crows.

    The two younger polish we're still uncertian, but when they are out with the older ones under supervision, the wyandottes like to chase after the white polish, but they largely ignore the other golden.

    Thoughts?

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  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    If it is crowing then it is a male.[​IMG]
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    The gold lace Polish in the first picture is a male. The big buff bird is also a male. The last two Polish are a bit young to tell but the gold laced one definitely looks female.
     
  4. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to guess:

    The Golden Laced Polish in the first picture is a roo.
    The Buff is a roo.
    The SLW's are hens.
    The GL Polish that you are holding is a hen.
    The buff polish is a hen.

    I hope this helps! You have beautiful chickens! [​IMG]
     
  5. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. mentallygone

    mentallygone New Egg

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    Thank you!! [​IMG] I guess for now we'll keep going with what we have, and see what they do. The golden polish cockerel and the buff orp don't mind each other much. The Buff has always been top of the order and the golden at the bottom (until we got the other two polish). I know even with just the two, the hen/rooster ratio is a little low... hopefully they'll continue to be as peaceful as they are now.
     
  7. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I agree. [​IMG]

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    I saw that Polish in the first picture and said, "Wow! he's gorgeous!"
     
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