hen or roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andy32844, May 27, 2011.

  1. andy32844

    andy32844 Out Of The Brooder

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    does this look like a roo or a hen. Got it from the straight run group.
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  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its really dark like a girl. But that comb is telling me roo. I am assuming barred rock since you got it from the straight run bin or could be black sex link. Then it would be boy. Took another look from the color of the legs, I say black sex link boy.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    how old is it?
     
  4. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Barred Rock chick looked like that for months. It had a huge pinkish comb but it never turned red until it fully matured around 18 weeks. I thought for sure it would have to go to freezer camp. She lays very nice eggs and is one of my sweetest girls. She had dark legs too. If its not a Barred Rock, I could be wrong.
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  5. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my 5 week old RIRs. They're boys. I'm gonna have to say I think yours is a hen.

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  6. andy32844

    andy32844 Out Of The Brooder

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    i think its about 7 weeks old. i have others that were supposed to be pullets but they look just like anianna's roo's. so im confused. Thanks for all the replys btw guys!
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  7. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you talking about the red and white ones?? If so those are red sex link girls.
     
  8. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its a hen. My BR girls looked just like that. Their legs were also slightly gray and turned yellow as they aged.
     
  9. andy32844

    andy32844 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea i was thanks for the info. im still confused about the barred rock or sex link i have. the guy at tsc said he had a "good idea" it was a roo but who knows i guess. At what age would "he" start crowing?
    Quote:Are you talking about the red and white ones?? If so those are red sex link girls.
     
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