Hen or a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Iloveourbabychick, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chick is 24 days old.We were hoping for a hen but see small little nubs growing on the back of her/his legs.Is this a roo thing or could she still be a hen?
     
  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    Do you have a pic?
     
  3. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Heres a picture of Happy.And does anyone know maybe an idea of what breed she/he might be?shes got such a feminine face to be a roo.let me know what you think

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  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
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    My understanding is that all chickens get spurs, roos are just bigger, so I don't think that means anything at this point. The main thing to look for is the comb and the wattles, bigger & redder usually mean rooster. I don't really know on the breed, but it does look like she has little puffy cheeks and if that is the case than my guess is Easter Egger (EE). I love her coloring!!! I want one just like it.

    I just looked at the pictures again, and the comb is pretty wide and the legs are pretty thick. If I had to make a guess, I would guess Roo.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2008
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    it doesn't look like a roo. Maybe a BLRW (Blue Laced Red Wyandotte)? [​IMG]
     
  6. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    My guess is for a Roo ... but, it's just a guess made because of the more pronounced comb and wattles already showing at that age.
     
  7. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

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    The little what i thought was spurs is towards the insides of her legs not directly in the back.We love Happy no matter what he/she is.Thank so much
     
  8. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, based upon age, probably a cockerel. It is a blue laced red Wyandotte!
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    All chickens do not get spurs...roosters do and once in a blue moon a hen will have spurs...but all chicks have those nubs, that is not a way to tell gender....rooster spurs start to grow around 8 or 9 months sometimes later.....
     
  10. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
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    Those are some really thick legs. I think it is a Blue-laced Red Wyandotte cockerel.
     

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