Hens or Roos?? RIRs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cdlittleton, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. cdlittleton

    cdlittleton Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm newbie to having backyard chickens. I found this site when researching getting our chicks and ideas for building a coop. It's been very helpful! We have 4 almost 12wk old chicks, a Barred Rock (which we thought was a Dominique initially), EE (which just started crowing this weekend), and 2 RIR's. We're confident the BR is a hen but we fear the 2 RIR's might be roos. Here are a few pics. They look almost identical, Rosey has a few spots on her wings is the only difference. Rosey was a little camera shy so I mostly got pics of Buffy.
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    Buffy is on the right (our EE roo is on the left)
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    Thanks for your help!

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  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there all rhode island red roosters
     
  3. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roos
     
  4. cdlittleton

    cdlittleton Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a pic of our EE roo (had the chipmunk coloring as a chick)
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  5. cdlittleton

    cdlittleton Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no! They're both roosters? How can you tell for sure? Wow how did we get 3 out of 4 roosters?! Is there any way to tell them apart as chicks? We're not allowed roosters where we live. Thanks!
     
  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:partridge rock
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some feed stores just order pullet or get older birds that are sexed
     
  8. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster have large combs and are all ready gettingg there tail feathers
     
  9. cdlittleton

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    What's a partridge rock?

    We got all 4 of these as 3 day old chicks. Since I guess now we'll only have the one, is it better to get young chicks and brood them again or try and get pullets the same age as the one left?
     
  10. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probly best to find some selling pullet her age so u dont have brood more end up with roosters
     

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