HELP I think the hatchery sent me a ton of roos!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newtot, May 30, 2016.

  1. newtot

    newtot Just Hatched

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    I ordered 25 speckled Sussex chicks from cackle hatchery. I received them on April 8th all was well. I ordered 22 pullets and 3 roos. I'm so confused. Are all of them roos? Some have really lg combs and waddles others have no waddles but red combs.
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Do you have pics?
    Why did you order 3 roos?
     
  3. newtot

    newtot Just Hatched

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    I am trying to upload pics but it isn't working. I ordered three roos in case some didn't make it. I would sell the extras.
     
  4. newtot

    newtot Just Hatched

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  5. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Since you are having trouble uploading your photos, maybe I can help - in reverse - by showing you my Speckled Sussex at about the same age yours are...

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    Speckles (the little cockerel) on the left, Freckles (the pullet) on the right. Hey, don't giggle at me - my granddaughter named them! [​IMG] The difference when they were sitting side by side was clear.

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    Same two birds at about 6 months old. Sorry, Speckles' head is a little blurry because of a fly. They are standing in the same order they were in the picture above this one. I hope this helps a little bit.
     
  6. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I see one cockerel in the photo you posted.
     
  7. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only the one on the front right is a cockerel. Do more of them look like the one on the left or the one on the right?
     
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  8. newtot

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    I hace three that look like the one roo in the pic. The rest look like the other however i dont notice a difference in foot size or feathers. I am new to chickens though. Here is another pic[​IMG]
     
  9. Blooie

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  10. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If only three look like that one, then it looks like you have what you ordered, 22 pullets and 3 roos! [​IMG]
     

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