Don't let me eat my hens!! I need your help!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by moenmitz, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The boys are 14 weeks and going to be processed on the 22nd...I have most of the roos sorted out, but these few kind of have me on the fence....

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    First up, Buff Rock....now, the other obvious hens have tiny, pale combs, the other obvious roosters, huge combs and obvious saddle feathers...what do we have here do you think? I was thinking roo, but now am not so sure...

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    Next is this barred rock, same scenario as the Buff...comb is in between, saddle feathers kinda iffy to me...

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    Turken number 1-Very henny looking I thought, but those kind of look like saddle feathers to me...same with the next one...

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    Turken # 2

    Lastly....

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    White Giant-the other boys have very evident saddle feathers, the other girls, much smaller combs....Your opinion?

    Thanks for the help!
     
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  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turken 1 and 2 and BR are hens.
     
  3. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:By BR, do you mean Buff Rock or Barred Rock?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The Barred Rock is a rooster-I do see those skinny saddle feathers on him. The Buff Rock seems like a rooster, but I'm going to refrain from any guessing on the others.
     
  5. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All boys but the NN's....both hens......100% sure!!!!
     
  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Turkens are pullets - please don't process those pretty girls. The other three are roos.
     
  7. purplepoen

    purplepoen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's a BR boy
     
  8. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, so consensus is turkens, definitely hens- barred rock is a boy...any firm feelings on the Buff and the White Giant?
     
  9. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The buff rock could go either way, it just doesn't look as "roostery" as mine did at the same age.
     
  10. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah, see...that is where I am at. I have five Buffs that are very rooster looking...and two that are obvous hens...and this one. I think I shall name it Pat...and wait and see if an egg falls out...lol
     

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