1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Hens or Roos???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WitchChick, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

    57
    4
    41
    Nov 26, 2011
    Hello!

    We are so new to this, and received our chicks through our 4H project. It turns out that quite of few the chicks in our project are turning out to be roosters [​IMG]...that would be a bummer for us, as we cannot keep roosters at all.

    I will post some pics, and hopefully some of you experienced chicken keepers can comfort my worries [​IMG]. Both chicks are approx. 9-10 weeks old. Pepper is a silver laced Wyandotte, and Snowball a Leghorn (Bantam, I believe).

    Thank you!!!

    Update 3/19/12...Both are HENS!!! :) Both are laying now...thanks all!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    11,640
    215
    308
    Aug 14, 2011
    louisiana
    they both look like pullets so far
     
  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,283
    14
    181
    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    both look like pullets to me at this point. Snowball looks more like a buff orpington to me then a Leghorn.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    25,007
    68
    388
    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    so far pullety looking
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,519
    69
    201
    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    So far, they look like girls. But, I don't think the second one is a leghorn of any kind.
     
  6. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

    57
    4
    41
    Nov 26, 2011
    I am happy to see most of you think they are pullets [​IMG]...

    You know, I do not think Snowball is a Leghorn either, since she does NOT look like any others when I compare. I did find a pic somewhere of a Bantam Leghorn, she looked similar. I will look up Orpingtons :O...never heard of them! Since we were not involved in the "picking" of the breeds (you can read our story on how we came to chickens in my intro), I am googling everything CHICKEN!!! [​IMG]

    Thank you!
     
  7. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

    57
    4
    41
    Nov 26, 2011
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    10,323
    129
    368
    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Yep, Silver Laced Wyandotte and Buff Orpington pullets. [​IMG] Congrats!
     
  9. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Little Hens [​IMG] Is that all you have?
     
  10. Jchantecler

    Jchantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

    105
    4
    103
    Apr 19, 2011
    Snowball is a pullet. Pepper may be too, but those tail feathers look rather pointy for a girl... I am not sure.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by