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Hen :) or Roo :0 - What is my NewHampshire Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by backyardgirls, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. backyardgirls

    backyardgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are pictures of my backyard girls. I am afraid my New Hampshire Red is a Roo! They are all 6 to 7 weeks old, all three are about the same size.
    New Hampshire Red (Hortence)Roo?????, Barred Rock (Junebug) Hen???, Ameraucana (Gertie) Hen???
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  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Yep, I think you're correct. Cute little flock!
     
  3. backyardgirls

    backyardgirls Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to chicken keeping and I know I can't have a rooster in my area. Any ideas on what to do if he/she is a rooster? Should I take him back to the feed store? Any help would be great because he/she is a really good little chick [​IMG]
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  4. Jezebelle

    Jezebelle Out Of The Brooder

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    yea i would place money down and say its a boy with confidence!! If i lived near by I would take him in!! he looks sso cute!!
     
  5. ausash

    ausash Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a little guy that looks just like him and he is definitely all rooster. (in fact him and his two little barred rock buddies will hopefully be going to the feed store soon) I don't know about your feed store but mine here will buy back my roosters from me if they don't already have too many. If they sold it to you as a pullet then you might see what they will do for you. It is worth a shot.

    Michelle
     
  6. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks just like my NHR that turned out to be a roo. I was able to take him back to the feedstore though, so you should try that -good luck!
     
  7. masonjarmomma

    masonjarmomma New Egg

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    What gender did the birds end up being?
     
  8. Rafter H Farms

    Rafter H Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a shame you can't keep little Hortence because he is going to be a handsome roo to go with your two pullets but here is another thought. You could post an ad on our local Craigslist to sell or give him away and/or place an ad in our local shoppers paper. Either way it costs you nothing and you may be helping a fellow poultry keeper out. I peruse both of these places regularly and there have been times that I have been desperately hoping to find a roo after a midnight raid by a coon or ariel bombardment by a hawk , owl , or eagle. Good luck !
     

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