Hen or Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rooboy1968, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Rooboy1968

    Rooboy1968 New Egg

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    Hi all
    this is my first post so be gentle. I have got 2 wyadottes (10 weeks old) to go with my 2 buff orpingtons but am not sure if they are hens or roos. i have a silver and a gold laced pair. im sure the gold is a hen but i am confused with the silver one. Cheers[​IMG]
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  2. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best guess is a rooster
     
  3. Rooboy1968

    Rooboy1968 New Egg

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    that is my guess too. it doesnt make any rooster noises as far as i am aware of and its feathers dont seem to be pointed as a roosters should be. i have them both quarantined at the moment as my 2 buff orps are triple their size. [​IMG]
     
  4. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is he
     
  5. Rooboy1968

    Rooboy1968 New Egg

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    both the silver and gold are 10 weeks old

    my orps are 18 mths old
     
  6. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]That is a cockerel. This is a pic of my hen when she was 11 wks old.[​IMG]
     
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  7. Rooboy1968

    Rooboy1968 New Egg

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    cheers - i think having a band of black feathers below its neck is s a tell tale sign also me thinks
     
  8. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is another pic of her. Your's pink is more extensive.[​IMG]
     
  9. BantamLover21

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    Cockerel.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    the silver is a cockerel, the gold is a pullet.

    He's too young yet for "rooster" signs like sex feathers or crowing. He's still a baby, basically. but that much comb and color to the comb at this age says male, sorry.
     

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