Do you spot any roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by binza1979, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. binza1979

    binza1979 Songster

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    Here are this spring's batch of babies. They are quite the mixed flock. Do you spot any roos? I have a brown leghorn that really has me questioning gender.

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    And here they are out in the big coop for the first time. They survived![​IMG]
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  2. binza1979

    binza1979 Songster

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    Oh, I forgot to mention that they are about 4.5 weeks old.
     
  3. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    Holy guacamole, that big of a comb at 4 weeks? Definitely a roo.
     
  4. Sphinx

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    Yeah, that one with a HUGE comb is definitely a boy.
     

  5. Leavingegypt

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    Gotta be a boy! I also love the chicken rockin' the mohawk- very impressive.
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

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    Yep, the brown Leghorn (at least that's what I'm assuming he is) is definitely a cockerel (based on comb size and coloration). It wouldn't surprise me if the silver laced Polish is a cockerel too. His crest is very spiky and wild compared to the lovely round pom poms of your white crested blue Polish and mottle Houdan pullets.
     
  7. binza1979

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    I was really hoping that the brown leghorn was a pullet, but looks like Sally will be renamed Conrad. My 3 year old is obsessed with Cat in the Hat, so we have Thing One, Thing Two, Cat, and Sally (now Conrad). I also suspect that Taloola (the laced polish) is a roo, but I don't care. The crested were straight run, so I knew I was taking my chances there.
     

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