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Hens or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BfastPartyOf5, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. BfastPartyOf5

    BfastPartyOf5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any help is appreciated! We have 5 chickens and I'm afraid 2 of them may be Roos! One my hubby loves so it'll be hard to get rid of him but I'm new to the world of chickens so I'm not sure if you can really tell yet. They are about 8-9 weeks old. [​IMG]

    The 2 I'm most concerned about are the red and the white one you can see the best on the left. Their legs are huge and they are much thicker than my other birds. This was a week ago or so and they are fully feathered now with their faces, combs, and waddles being a lot more red than the others.
     
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  2. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get better more recent pictures? The white one doesn't look like a cockerel, and I can't see much of the red one. We would be able to tell you with better individual pictures.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The red one in the middle is looking a little cockerelish, but we need better photos to tell for sure.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    At 8 weeks those are all pullets. Can't say for sure on the one facing away from the camera, but everyone with their head in the pic is female.
     
  5. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red one closest to the camera does appear to be a cockerel. Your white one's thick legs are probably because it is a Cornish Cross or White Plymouth Rock. :)
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  7. BfastPartyOf5

    BfastPartyOf5 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]

    This is from today I hope it's a little better.
     
  8. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like you might have one cockerel, the red one in the middle. The rest appear to be pullets. :)
     
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  9. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about the red one's gender in this picture. I would keep an eye on it.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Serenity
     

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