Freebie roos...what are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FarmGirl21, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got 3 free roos, i'm not sure what the 2 big ones are though...

    they are both golden, completely golden except for a few feathers on their tails, the big one has very light gray/gold & the smaller one had gold & black on the short feathers.

    They are HUGE! I was thinking maybe a giant since the big one it almost the same weight as my little cocker spaniel mix!

    Their combs are single, not too big/tall, very well proportioned.

    LEGS ARE PINK!

    New Pictures Below!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Buff Orps?
     
  3. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that was my first guess, but they are a lot darker than all my girls. are the roos usually darker in that breed?
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Buff orps should have pink legs...I think they sound more like buff rocks.
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Buff Brahma mix?
     
  6. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay! I got a good look at them this morning, They are both almost identical except 1 is a little larger than the other. the bigger roo has gold with black speckles on some of his tail feathers, but no where else. The previous owners did a nasty looking job on wing clipping too [​IMG]. He was pretty scared but was fine after i was holding him for a minute. didn't make much noise & very relaxed. Very heavy too. He is much larger than my old buff orp hen but maybe hes just big? the smaller roo has some half gold half black feathers in his tail & hasn't grown in all his tail feathers yet it looks like. Here's the pictures, let me know what you think.

    Also, the legs are pinkish in color.
    This is the roo & a BO hen in some pics...

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  7. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    I have several Buff Orps and yours look a LOT like mine. Our roo is huge too & has some black in his tail feathers and some of our pullets have a little black in their tail feathers. However, to me, it looks like the smaller one in your pic is actually a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  8. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the smaller one is a female, shes an older hen, i just put her there for size comparison. [​IMG]
     
  9. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Well you sure have a pretty roo. We named ours Sunny since he's like the bright golden color of the sun. [​IMG] Now, if I could just convince my gals to start laying eggs, then I'd be content. [​IMG] Our first set is 22wks old and our second set will be 18 wks old on 11/3. Oh well, it'll happen soon enough.
     

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