Double Checking - Roo or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kiwi Chicky, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Kiwi Chicky

    Kiwi Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few of my mixed breed chookies
    Some of them I think I'm pretty sure I knowwhat they are but I'd like to double check.

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    Thanks heaps,
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  2. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    #2 looks like a roo.
     
  4. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    I see all pullets except #2 I think is a roo.
     
  5. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell or think that they are roo's?
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  6. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    #2 has no tail and stands like a roo and for that age of a bird the comb is very pronounced. It just looks rooish to me. I could be wrong but that's my honest guess.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    #2 is for sure a cockerel and # 3 looks like cockerel in the making. How old are they?
     
  8. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with #2 and #3 being roos. [​IMG]
     
  10. Kiwi Chicky

    Kiwi Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replying

    All except #2 are 12 weeks old.
    #2 is only about 8 weeks and is a barred rock cross. All the other barred rock crosses we've had from the hen rooster combination seem to be sex linked - with the barred ones all being hens and the white ones being roos.

    #3 is Remington - the Shaver cross and we're pretty sure hes a Roo - getting the curling tail feathers now.

    The one I was puzzled about was #1 - as it has a decent sized comb and a hen looking butt?

    They're all cross breeds, not sure what at all as I brought the eggs cheap for bator practice.

    Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     

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