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Help confirm my guess on these two little roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MelanieS, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Hello! I have two suspected roosters in my flock (which I don't mind - I'll keep them regardless).

    Gary is 12 weeks old here. He's a Polish mixed with one of my hens (maybe my Australorp but not sure. We hatched him here but still can't tell who his mom is). I'm pretty sure he's male, as he seems to be growing in some saddle feathers. He has the smallest little barb nubs starting. Roo?

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    This little guy isn't named yet. He's 10 weeks old and was supposed to be an Easter Egger (but doesn't have pea comb or a beard - I got him & his sisters from someone else). He seems to be growing saddle feathers, and he has large barbs starting on his legs. He recently started to get a reddish tinge to his shoulder feathers and look at that tail. Roo or no?

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    Your opinion would be awesome, as my gut is telling me they're both roos and knowing that they are would definitely help me pick a name for that second bird. Thanks!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I'm not a great guesser. But I think they look like hens.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    At under 3 months old your second one is a rooster. The "barbs" are spur nubs, which all chickens have. Some hens will even grow spurs like a rooster. Can you get a picture of what you think are saddle feathers coming in on the polish cross?
     
  4. srslychickning

    srslychickning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not the best guesser either, but the first one looks like a hen to me. The second has a hen body, but the comb and wattles seem too big and red for a hen at 10 weeks. I'd guess #1 hen, #2 roo (cockerel, technically).
     
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The first one looks like a pullet, but the second one is definitely a cockerel.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    #2 is a cockerel, and #1 is a pullet.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree the second bird is a cockerel, but I'm not seeing anything rooster-ish about that first bird.
     

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