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Help me find which one is crowing!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fantomas, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. fantomas

    fantomas In the Brooder

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    Hi, we've got a small flock (first timers) and I am at a complete loss on how to sex them. I have my suspicions about a FEW of them, even though the local farm I got them from stated there is a 90% probability of them being all female. They DO offer a rooster exchange, but that's not until they are 10-17 weeks old. They are exactly 2 months old today. Also, I'd like to just verify the breed they were sold as. I really didn't know what to get pictures of and some of them were a bit camera shy so I did my best. Without further ado, here are the pictures!

    Black Australorps:

    Penny - Slight suspicion about this one being a rooster...

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    Pepper

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    Rhode Island Red:

    Patty (& Peggy) - These look completely identical to each other, and are much smaller than the other 4, so pretty sure they are pullets

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    Ameraucanas:

    Penelope

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    Betty - Largest of the 6, rules the coop, I have my biggest suspicions about this one

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  2. niff56

    niff56 In the Brooder

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    Penelope and Betty are Easter Eggers not Ameraucanas, and it looks like they both may be roos
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    I'm not very good at this but I'd say Patty is a hen. All the others look like roosters to me. But please seek more opinions!
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    Patty and Peggy are you're only hens. Penny and you're other amerucanas are ee's and roosters, Pepper might be an australorp but is a rooster also.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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  6. IrishAcreFarm

    IrishAcreFarm Chirping

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    I agree with Wyandottes7, sorry there are so many likely roos! :(
     
  7. Angelicisi

    Angelicisi Crowing

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    Very pretty bird's.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    Also, the first one pictured is an Easter egger, not an australorp.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2013
  9. annageckos

    annageckos Songster 8 Years

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    All look like roos but the RIR. Also the first black is an EE as are the Ameraucanas.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pretty much what everyone already said. You have red hens, the rest are roosters.
     

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