Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sunset Ranch, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Sunset Ranch

    Sunset Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the mottled chick on the right look like a hen or a rooster? It acts really feisty, so I'm afraid it's a roo. Thanks :)

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  2. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    You need better pics
     
  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    But I don't see saddle feathers so I would say pullet.
     
  4. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The square-ish shape of the tail makes me think pullet. [​IMG]

    ETA: I didn't notice saddle feathers either.
     
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  5. Sunset Ranch

    Sunset Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took the pic with my cell phone, but tomorrow I'll use my good camera and try to get a better one. This chickie is always on the move so it's hard to get a good one. Wish I had that much energy. :)
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Age and breed please
     
  7. Sunset Ranch

    Sunset Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These chicks are 7 weeks old. The one in question's mom is a white/grey/salmon EE, and the dad is either a black copper marans or a blue wheaten Ameraucanas.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The one on the right is a cockerel.
     
  9. Sunset Ranch

    Sunset Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enola, that's what I think too. I was fortunate to find good homes for the two possible dads, but didn't enjoy rehoming them after raising them from babies... don't have the heart to eat them either.
     
  10. Sunset Ranch

    Sunset Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A better pic of JLo... Notice the green legs?
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    And this is Ella who is the same age... Does she look like a girl?
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