Hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Freedfarmgirl, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Freedfarmgirl

    Freedfarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I have been lurking here for a while and have gained ALOT!
    I have this chick. It is 8 weeks old and have always thought it to be a roo, but have looked at some red stars and golden comets and it has me wondering now. Anyone know?

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  2. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Looks like a roo to me. The comb is too red for a 8 week old hen I think.
    Chris
     
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    That bird looks way too old to be 8 weeks old. Is it the same age as the Leghorn in that photo?

    looks more like 8 months old! lol
     
  4. Freedfarmgirl

    Freedfarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, actually I got them together as babies 8 weeks ago yesterday. That's funny......I guess they do look older. That leghorn is already crowing! Started a few days ago.
     
  5. sarabeth

    sarabeth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what color was it when u got it? Cause I know when got golden comets in april for 4H and the red chicks were hens and yellow chicks were roosters. 4H does sex link chickens.
     
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    at 8 weeks.. that is a rooster.
     
  7. Freedfarmgirl

    Freedfarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:When we got it we had two that we thought were rir, but one was red and the other(the one in question) was a little lighter....more like darker orange or light brownish color. It's comb grew in quiker than the other and still the other red one has a really light colored comb. We got 8 in all. 5 white leghorns, 2 reds, one barred rock chick. I guess I am just hoping I don't really have that many roos!

    One of the leghorns died. Two of them are roos, the barred rock is a roo......
     
  8. sarabeth

    sarabeth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine must be a hen cause it will be 3 months old next week and the comb is alot differnt.

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  9. sarabeth

    sarabeth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping that one was a rooster. [​IMG]
     
  10. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    wow.. my leghorn babies are almost the size of your 3 month old one and they are only 6 weeks old.
     

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