Five chicks, six weeks two days old... can someone give me an opinion if a couple are roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jackiekim, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jackiekim

    Jackiekim Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 1, 2011
    I have two Buff Orpingtons, two Black Australorps and one Barred Rock. I suspect one of the Black Australorp and one of the barred rock is a rooster. Even one of the Buffs may be a roo. Any opinions?

    The barred rock in the back. I'm thinking the buff in the front and the black Australorp in the middle are hens.

    This is the barred rock.

    This is possibly a roo too?


    You can see the black australorp that I think is a roo (because of red comb) here.


    The black australorp with red comb again.


    I think this is a pullet. I love this picture!

    Still, if only they are all pullets!

    Love this forum too, by the way. I find myself reading it compulsively. I'm totally new to chickens and raising chickens too.
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    I think you got it right. Looks like 3roos and 2pullets so far.
  3. Jackiekim

    Jackiekim Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 1, 2011
    Alas! The lady I got the chicks from is very nice and helpful. She would take back the roos (but sadly, probably eat them at six months). Oh, I hope we all suspect wrong. I'm already attached to them. I don't suppose three roos can live together well.
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    x 2
  5. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    x 3 [​IMG]
  6. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    The roos can, it's the women who will suffer, as usual.. LOL. What I mean is, if your boys grow up together they'll probably be fine. The pullets getting all that "attention" from three roosters is NOT a good circumstance, however. :(
  7. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    this is true, you could however solve the problem by getting more hens.
  8. berniezahm

    berniezahm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2008

    Are you ever an enabler. You need to come encourage the BYCers on "Chicken (Poultry) Addiction Anonymous *Chat Thread*".[​IMG]
  9. openheartnp

    openheartnp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2011
    Green Twp, NJ
    See??? This is just another way to do "chicken math" LOL.

    I have 2 roos, they were fine until about 10-12 months of age. Now I have an alpha and a beta that keep their places and distance. There is a small amount of bloodshed every once in a while (they are 1.5 now). We all grew attached, so here they remain. Not the ideal circumstance though.
  10. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011

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