Hens or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickaroo!, May 19, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've posted pics of these before, but they were still pretty young and no one could really tell what gender they are. So, let's take another swing at it!!

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  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert and I'm probably wrong, but the first pic looks like a pullet and the rest are roos.
     
  3. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they and what breed? Your gold chicks look like my Golden Comet pullets.
     
  4. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what breed they are. I got them back on the 15th of April at TSC. All the reddish ones were suppose to be female and the black/white one I took my chances on and picked it out of the straight run bin. I was actually hoping to get ONE roo, so if they all turn out to be roos, I'll just cry, as that would be WAY to many!!!!
     
  5. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their combs are small so it is hard to tell. I've heard that the females tails will grow faster than the males but I'm not sure if this is true will all chicks though. I know my RIR and white leghorn mixed chicks were like that. The females got their tails before the males.
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    The red ones could be sex-links. If that's the case all the red ones should be girls...
     
  7. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the red ones look like sex links too because I have one like that, that's grown, but I got her as an adult so I don't know what they look like when they're chicks.

    If I did have to many roos in this batch I'd be so sad [​IMG]
    There is a guy down the road from me that has chickens and he sells the eggs and also processes them for personal consumption. I'm afraid I'd have to offer the extra roos to him [​IMG]
     
  8. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? They all look like pullets to me since there is no pink in the combs from what i can see in the pictures. Of course if thy are very young that could be the reason.
     
  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    I am going to sa ypullets for all of them.
     
  10. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about 5 weeks old. One of them does have some pinkish coloring on the comb, near the base. All the red ones were in the bin of what was suppose to be all pullets. The black/white one I got out of the straight run bin. That was the one I was kind of hoping would be a roo.
     

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