Help please...hens or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilbirdee, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    Ridgefield, WA
    Theses are my 5 week olds. I know what breeds they are, I'm just wondering if I lucked out and actually got all pullets.
    Judging by others who have wanted to know if they had hens or roos it may not be possible to tell by theses photos but I'd still like any opinions.

    Poppy (standing)

    Thanks for your help!

  2. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i think daisy should be duke.
    rose of a different color...
  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I'm guessing all pullets. A little iffy about the comb on Rose, but after checking my RIR pullets, I say she's a she. Hope we're right!
  4. Chickenteacher

    Chickenteacher Songster

    Mar 13, 2009
    Patterson, Louisiana
    I'm thinking you got a RIR roo and a Barred Rock Roo....
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I think Rose and Daisy are cockerals [​IMG]

  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Yep...Rose and Daisy look like cockerels.
  7. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    Ridgefield, WA
    Oh maaaan...not what I wanted to hear.
    I should have asked this in my first post, tell me what you see that makes you say either he or she. I'd like to learn for myself to be able to tell the difference.
    I guess time will show me for sure.
    Anyone in WA want to buy a BR & RIR rooster?
  8. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I say Daisy is a pullet because of the dark wash on the front of her legs - and in the photo with Poppy she looks pretty dark-colored, and her comb isn't as prominent as it looks in the photo in which she is featured...maybe others think her comb is pretty big for her age.

    I say Rose is a pullet because I'm an optimist...! (I've been wrong before...okay...I've been wrong lots of times...)
  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    Don't give up on them yet - you may indeed end up with all pullets. I did - all ten of my feed shop chicks ended up being pullets, even though I had my doubts when they were little.

    Is Daisy a barred rock? If so, her legs are awful dark for being a male and so is her coloring. The legs of a barred rock cockerel are much more yellow than that.

    These photos are of one of my barred rocks and a production red (1/2 RIR). They are 7-8 weeks old.



    This chick (not included in my first batch of 10 chicks) is a 4 week old black sexlink. She's definitely female and has a comb about as large as Rose & Daisy's. (Excuse her ugliness - this was the day I brought her home and she has feathered out beautifully)

    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009

  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'm thinking Poppy is a roo.

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