Hens or roos? (With pics)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Phionex Boy, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    Buff #1[​IMG]




    RIR #1
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    Barred Rock #1
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    Barred Rock #2

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    Buff #2

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    RIR #2

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    Witch sex are these?
     
  2. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    BTW: these are all 18 weeks old
     
  3. jennfurtrombly

    jennfurtrombly In the Brooder

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    All hen.
    The only questionable one is RIR 1 because of the blurriness. But pretty sure she's a hen too.
     
  4. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug

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    [​IMG] pretty bunch of girls you have there! good luck with them
     
  5. Scrambles55

    Scrambles55 Songster

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    I agree... they all look like pullets, but the blurry picture of #1 RIR?? Lovely bunch you have there. You should have eggs by now.
     
  6. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    But look at one of each breed .... Theres one of each one that looks more developed i thought i had 3 roos and 3 hens. (No crown and no eggs)
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Different individuals develop at different speeds - it's easy to let this concern you and make you start to second guessing things - but I agree that they look like pullets....at 18 weeks of age they are just now reaching the point at which you might expect to start seeing eggs.
     
  8. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Songster

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    I'm seeing all pullets as well! You should get eggs within a few weeks! Gorgeous girls!
     
  9. Scrambles55

    Scrambles55 Songster

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    At 18 weeks of age IMO a cockerel would be trying to find his crow by now. I agree that different breeds look very different with combs and wattles. My Ameraucanas have tiny combs and the BSL and RIR have large combs and wattles.
     
  10. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    What about that barred rock? The one with the bigger comb and stuff? Also, We found ALL of the chickens at the top today and not in the run.... how come?
     

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