did i get 2 roos from pullet bin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saywhat, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. saywhat

    saywhat Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2012

    I'm new to chickens and to this forum so if I ask stupid questions that's probably why :)

    I got 7 supposed pullets at TSC 11 days ago. I was told they were about 10 days old then. They were from a mix tub. Said possible breeds could be BR, RIR, BSL, or ISA Brown. I figured they were ISA Browns by searching images when I got home.

    2 of them look different now than the other 5 in color. I don't know what breed they might be, but I think they may be roosters.

    They are supposedly 3 weeks old today. Here is 1st "maybe roo". He's built taller than the other one and has a little green to his legs. He's getting cocky with the other suspected roo. Flying at him with legs forward. Pecking him. Staring him down. Roo? What breed? Pullet behind him looks like the others.


    Roo #2? Is shorter, heavier body, white legs. Calmer disposition.


    Here's my favorite girl. She's so sweet and calm. A little lighter in color than her sisters too. ISA Brown?


    Mainly just want to know, are the top two roos? If so what breed? Thanks in advance.
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    Ouch, yes those two are roos. I would say that they could be hatchery quality RIRs, but their legs are suspiciously white (a Buff Orpington feature). I would put my money on a hybrid such as Production Red.

    Post pictures as they feather out more, it should be interesting!
  3. DelDels

    DelDels Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2011
    Lower Slower Delaware
    I don't know what an Isa Brown cockerel looks like. But Pele is right those are without doubt, boys. They look a little different from each other and could be different breeds.
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    Looks like a pair.

    Judging sex by feathering is not accurate. I had a hen that did not even start to feather until 5 weeks of age and so did my neighbor.
  5. saywhat

    saywhat Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2012
    Thanks guys.
    Roo #1 has really been pecking Roo 2's comb today. It's pretty bloody. I'm thinking I'll separate him and give him a couple of pullets to keep him company so he doesn't yell his head off in the mean time.
    They're like night and day as far as temperament goes. The short fat one is sweet and docile, more fluffy and soft, and the tall stringy one is VERY roostery in a bad way, and will not cuddle like the short one does.
    I wonder if TSC will take them back and give me pullets since that's what I paid for. Probably not huh? :)

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