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Free Speckled Sussex & BLRW Roos - pick up only NH

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by NH Chicken Lady, May 1, 2009.

  1. NH Chicken Lady

    NH Chicken Lady Out Of The Brooder

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    12 week old Speckled Sussex rooster. Hatchery stock. Vaccinated for Marek's Disease & Coccidiosis. Hasn't crowed yet! A really stunning bird.

    I also have 2, 5 week old Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chicks. Most likely they are roosters, but I cant be 100% sure yet. (BLRW are a new breed for me.)

    Hatchery stock. Vaccinated for Marek's Disease & Coccidiosis.

    Only parting with because I don't want to annoy my neighbors. [​IMG]
     
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  2. NH Chicken Lady

    NH Chicken Lady Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump...what, nobody wants a free roo? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you make it to any of the NH Chickenstocks? There are several in the next few weeks. You could probably find homes for them that way.

    Also, 5 weeks old is a little early to know about the BLRWs. You could post some pictures in the Breed and Gender category and maybe those with BLRWs can help you find out.

    -Cindy in MA
     
  4. NH Chicken Lady

    NH Chicken Lady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Cindy...I'll plan to bring them to one of the NH swaps later this month if I cant get rid of them before then.

    Some of the BLRW are already have pink combs & are getting wattles...so I'm already thinking roos!

    Kelly
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had some BLRW chicks that i was positive were roosters because they had red early on (5 weeks). I was sure i had 1 girl and 4 boys........nope.......4 girls and one boy it was. So i suggest hanging onto them til your sure. I have bantam blrw's now and i am trying not to judge so fast. Its very deceiving with wyondottes IMO.
     
  6. NH Chicken Lady

    NH Chicken Lady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice Lurky...that is exactly how old they are....5 weeks!

    Guess they will be staying with me for a while! LOL!

    The 14 week speckeld isnt crowing yet, but he is practicing his courting dance...so Im pretty sure he is a "he".
     
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  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I had some BLRW chicks that i was positive were roosters because they had red early on (5 weeks). I was sure i had 1 girl and 4 boys........nope.......4 girls and one boy it was. So i suggest hanging onto them til your sure. I have bantam blrw's now and i am trying not to judge so fast. Its very deceiving with wyondottes IMO.

    I agree. Wyandottes are tougher than other breeds to sex. If you can keep them longer you may want to consider it.

    -Cindy
     
  8. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    I sex mine as they hatch, by the wing feathering- even is a boy, uneven is a girl.
    now if they are super fuzzy, that blows the whole thing.
     

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