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Hen or Rooster

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrchicken, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, my chickens are now 6 1/2 weeks old, and I haven't heard any crows yet (thank god) but one of them might be a rooster.
    Please have a look.

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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Pullet [​IMG]
     
  3. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
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    Really hard to tell color in your pics because the whole pic looks re and is really blurry [​IMG]
    If you could get a better close up without red light, a close up full body shot and a shot looking down on the bird please [​IMG]
    But from what i can see it looks pullet ATM

    Best Wishes,
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  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Here is a picture of some of my chicks that are the same age.
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  5. deserthens

    deserthens Out Of The Brooder

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    All the same age? I don't know much but the grey one looks like it has a much bigger comb than the rest. What kind of chickens are they? (besides cute)
     
  6. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there seem to be a couple men about that brooder in the picture 2 posts up!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I was playing around with breeding my Isa Browns. I was told they wouldn't breed true, and they don't but it was an experiment.

    Here are the parents.
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  8. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
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    The grayish one and the brown one standing next to it both look like roosters. The brown one facing away from the camera might also be a rooster, it looks pretty pink in the comb.

    I know that the breeding stock for producing ISA browns is opposite of the colors you get when you buy ISA brown chicks--the breeding stock has brown roosters and white hens, and then in the "final product" generation, you get the brown hens and white roosters--it looks like maybe with yours the color switches again with this generation, as the white birds all appear to be pullets.
     
  9. WVChickenFarmer

    WVChickenFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I see 2 maybe 3 roosters.
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I think your chicks are pullets. Did you hatch them? I had about 50/50 boys and girls from my hatch, so I have about 2 dozen little boys.
    Here is another pic of some of my last hatch. A couple of the chicks with the gray coloring definitely developing their combs and wattles faster than the others.
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    Here are some of my RIR chicks which are about 50/50 too. These chicks are about 3 months old.
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