Hen or Roo

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by arthurpete, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. arthurpete

    arthurpete Out Of The Brooder

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    I asked this a few days ago and am just now getting around to uploading some pics.. So i got these chicks at 6 weeks, supposed to be gold sex links but they are not. I know this because i have a roo that crows every morning now (14 weeks, all same age) and he is not white. I am a bit confused by this one though... which i think is a hen. It is friendly (up until tonight) squats when i approach and no crowing as of yet. As far as friendly goes, it pecked my toes enough to break the skin and did so quite aggressively. Not sure what got into to here (it), she always comes up to me and follows me around by my feet but this is the first peck attack. her is a pic....

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    Here is my roo(s), i know this one is cause of the crowing (the foreground)
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    Here is the other one i think is a roo, him and the one above were crowing back and forth but this guy was not very good at it, so we'll see it he is a he. He does have the same feathering as the roo and both him and the roo were the last to feather out.

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  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes the first one is a girl
     
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
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    I believe they are all roos, sorry. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the first is red sex link hen
     
  5. arthurpete

    arthurpete Out Of The Brooder

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    well i was told they were sex links... which obviously is not the case with all of them unless i have an assertive crowing hen but im pretty sure the bottom two are roos.

    Judging by appearance do they look like roos?
     
  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ya thay are roosters the hatchery probly just throw in extra red chicks to fill the order
     
  7. arthurpete

    arthurpete Out Of The Brooder

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    i picked them up locally, apparently i was hoodwinked

    so what is the dead give away characteristically? And if they are not sex links than what i am looking at, New Hampshire Roos?

    im new to this
     
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  8. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sex links dont have black tail feathers or rose comes or beareds
     
  9. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
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    Quote:Some may be female, but they are starting to look like young males. The one in the second and third pics even looks to be muffed and beaded, signs of EE or Favorelle breeding. Either you were swindled, or the breeder did not know the recipe for a sexlinked chicken. I would probably return them..........................but they are getting big enough to eat. [​IMG]
     
  10. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    All males. The first has pointed feathers - male. Not to mention that comb at 14 weeks.
     

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