Hens or Roos - various breeds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mon2405, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. mon2405

    mon2405 Hatching

    Nov 23, 2016
    Hi everyone!

    Can you please look at the photos and let me know which of my babies are hens/roos? They're about 8 weeks old.





  2. At the moment, I'm definitely suspecting Australorp 1 and the Sussex are males. The rest aren't looking terribly cockerel-ish at the moment, in my opinion.

  3. mon2405

    mon2405 Hatching

    Nov 23, 2016
    Are you only looking at their combs?
  4. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Crossing the Road Premium Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Aussie 2 is a pullet. Aussie 1 and RIR are Roos. I'm not familiar with Sussex. Oh and Plymouth Rock has a good bit of red comb but could you get a better pic so we can see his feathers better?
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    First bird is a cockerel. Second bird is a pullet. third, I'm leaning toward cockerel, but not positive. The red bird looks like a pullet, and I'm again not positive on the grey bird.

    How positive are you on age?

    Where did they come from? Besides the Aussies, I think the rest of them are mixed breed birds. The barred bird has greyish legs, and the thick legs, overall build and pattern of the barring put me in mind of a mixed breed cockerel.

    The red bird has white legs, so not a Rhode Island. It looks considerably smaller than the others? Not looking male at this point.

    The grey bird isn't a Sussex, they have white/pink shanks and are white birds (Colombian colored). This bird puts me in mind of maybe a lavender Orpington? If so, it could be a cockerel, as they can be pretty slow to announce gender.

    Are you in the US?
  6. Gardenalex

    Gardenalex Chirping

    Sep 24, 2015
    Just the second chick is female.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    need better photos - background is too dark so that bird doesn't show up distinctly. Also helps a lot if one bird per picture and to see them in natural standing profile
  8. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

    Sep 25, 2015
    Austrolourp pic 1,is likely a rooster.Plymouth rock might be a boy,but I would give her some time.As for the Rhode island red,it looks like a rooster with all the comb and color,and the Sussex might be apullet but I see some waddle and etc.Austrolourp pic 1 is some other black breed,if it was a austrolourp,its comb wouldnt be black,but it looks like a pullet.
    Last edited: May 4, 2017

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