Do I have little roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WilsonFarm, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. WilsonFarm

    WilsonFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I am a rooster magnet. Help me decide..! Here I have 4 6-week old chicks. They are mixed breed, parentage could include: Austrolorp (probably primary breed), Brahma, EE, Jersey Giant - the father was a black Austrolorp. I figured that would be useful info in trying to determine the breed/sex! Again, they are approx. 6 weeks old.

    **Apologies! They automatically turned sideways :\

    I am 100% certain this guy here is a roo -- but for giggles..
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    I'm 98% positive this guy is ALSO a Roo. Because these have thicker legs, are a bit larger than the other two and have pronounced combs, though their combs are definitely different types!
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    Now - hopefully..! - my ladies?
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    And... This is the one I'm REALLY curious about. It is small, like the white one with delicate looking legs, but I do see a bit of red under the chin area, which I have tried to take a clear photo of. In my experience -- such luck! -- that has lead me to Roos. But its comb is hard to decipher.
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    Thanks in advance! Let me know if clearer/better angles are needed! (They're VERY hard to photograph, this bunch! LOL)
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    They are still pretty young, but at this point based on comb size and redness and the three rows of peas in the comb on the bird in pic # 3, I agree with your assessments. The birds in the first three pics all appear to be cockerels and the birds in the last 7 pics all appear to be pullets with one exception; the left black bird in the 9th pic (which looks like it may be the same bird as the one in the 3rd pic).
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Looks like two pullets and the rest are cockerels.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think you're correct.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  8. WilsonFarm

    WilsonFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all so much! I appreciate the help.
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     

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