Did I buy another Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Countrywantabe, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Countrywantabe

    Countrywantabe In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2012
    During the summer we had the misfortune of having 4 out of our seven newly purchased "pullets" turn out to be roosters. Now that we have purchased some replacements we are wondering if we have another rooster. We were told they are 4 months old but that can't be right because they still peep and they are way smaller than our 15 week old birds. What do you think their age is and do you see a rooster?

    This is "Astrid" who is suspected of being a rooster. Was going through a bad molt but our little son picked it out anyway and we had told him he could choose.



    This is Lemon a Buff Orpinton, Red (who is suposed to be a Rhode Island Red) and a partial shot of Cinnamon who is a red sex linked hen. Does Red look like a Rhode Island Red?

    This is Lemon again

    This is Red again. I am new to chickens so I don't know if it is a Rhode Island Red but it is the dominant one of the chicks and dosen't peep any more. Dosen't exactly cluck either though.

    [​IMG] These last three shots are of Ameila who is super cute. No Idea of what breed though. What do you think?



  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Songster

    Sep 1, 2012
    South Central WI
    Astrid is a rooster......the lighter color (in terms of barred rocks) is a give-away as is the comb size.
    they are not 4 months old, thats for sure.
    Amelia looks like a silver laced wyandotte.(pullet probably)
    the rest all look like pullets
  3. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Songster

    May 26, 2009
    Portland, tennessee
    I agree with the above, also Red, Is weird. LOL looks like lacing on her back.
  4. RockerHen

    RockerHen Songster

    Aug 10, 2011
    Chappells, SC
    X2 and red isn't pure rir, looks like a mix.
  5. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Songster

    Nov 15, 2011
    Amelia is a Silver laced Wyandotte Pullet (although a badly marked one at that[​IMG]) Red deffinetly isn't purebred.
  6. Yup, the BR is likely a cockerel
    The Red is a production mix of some kind

    And no, they are not 4 months old. More like 2 months old.

    Funny things people say when they sell stuff, eh?
    Where did you purchase them?
  7. Reballen

    Reballen Hatching

    Sep 9, 2012
    Hedgesville WV
    Yup I agree It is most likely a roo The lighter color in the barreds does indicate male.Sorry for your misfortune !
  8. greenmimama

    greenmimama Chirping

    Aug 22, 2012
    Thank you for posting Amelia, now I know what my 2 pullets are that I couldn't figure out, yeah!! I love SLW
  9. Countrywantabe

    Countrywantabe In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2012
    Someone posted them on our local classifieds (KSL). They had been kept by his brother and not feed right. When he got them he started feeding them right. We could see they were not the "adult hens" he advertized but we were not too concerned about their age so went ahead with the purchase anyway. They are very used to people and are easy to handle. They follow us around like we were mamma. Thank you for the guess on the age. Wanted some idea.
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    That's exactly right. I was going to say between 8-10 weeks old. More likely closer to 8 weeks.

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