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Gang of 6 what are they breed/sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gatordog, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Gatordog

    Gatordog In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011
    I think there are 3 roos and 3 girls in my gang of 6. They are about 10-12 weeks old and 3 have larger combs, while the other 3 have no combs. This is a pic of Big Betty she/he is much larger than she/he sisters. [​IMG]/img]https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/94688_img_0062.jpg. Big Betty also likes to just sit like in this pic, while everybody else runs around chasing bugs.

    This next pic is Big Betty in the background and Chula is to the Left. Chula also has a large Comb. See what you think. Chula is also the peep that will always stand as Sentry when they are resting. The girl in the front of this pic is Jr and notice the lack of a comb.[​IMG]/img]

    The next maybe roo is Sophia, which is my favorite, and likes to be held.[​IMG]img][/img]https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/94688_img_0057.jpg

    hope the pics are posted correctly. Don't know how to post pics. FYI, I have a Mac.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011

  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    I think Jr is the only pullet there. As far as breeds, they look like they might all be mixes. The last one may be a Barred Rock mix.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  3. Gatordog

    Gatordog In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011
    Thanks for the reply, I am pretty sure Sophia and Big Betty are Roos, since yesterday they had their neck feathers displayed and were play fighting. Looks like they were trying to see who was the tallest. Sophia does not have a chance against Big betty.

    Should I separate them??

    So far, no signs from Chula.

    Hopefully I will only have to get rid of one Bird, which would be Sophia.
  4. 1littlefarmer

    1littlefarmer Songster

    Jun 20, 2009
    Hudson Valley, NY
    From what I can see I'm not convinced any of them are roos. It's not to say they're not but I find the hackle and saddle feathers to be the best indication of gender and from what I can see in these pictures they look pretty round.

    The breeds look largely like easter eggers except the last one which is obviously a barred rock.

    The pullets will also play fight and display their neck feathers so that doesn't necessarily mean they are roosters. It's all part of the pecking order.

    And as for separating, there's no need to as they've all grown up together so they'll develop their own pecking order and get along just fine.
  5. Gatordog

    Gatordog In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011
    I see what you mean, I re-checked their feathers and all are roundish. I guess only time will tell. Here is another pic of Chula which is one of the possible Roo's

  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    They'll get their sadde feathers with time. At 10-12 weeks old most roosters won't have saddle feathers. [​IMG]

    Big Betty - rooster
    Chula - rooster
    Junior - pullet
    Sophia - rooster

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