Hens or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by blondegirl358, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. blondegirl358

    blondegirl358 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 3 chickens about 2 months ago (they were approximately 12 weeks at the time) They were straight run, but I think I managed to pick out 2 roosters, if not 3.

    What do you all think?


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  2. blondegirl358

    blondegirl358 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would think at least the leghorn would be laying by now...but nobody has crowed yet either...
     
  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    White roo ,red roo ,buff hen.
     
  4. blondegirl358

    blondegirl358 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I was afraid of...LOL!
     
  5. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first 2 are cockerels. Not quite sure about the 3rd. I'd need to see closer up.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    We need a profile pic of the buff bird.
     
  7. blondegirl358

    blondegirl358 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is the Orpington in a couple of better shots. I think it's a hen....or I'm hoping at least :)

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  8. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those orpingtons are tough. (I know, I have 5 of them). I think it's a girl who is going to lay an egg any second now! [​IMG]
     
  9. blondegirl358

    blondegirl358 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your input...I know they are more difficult to sex...I'm hoping that she's a she! LOL! Her comb just really started turning red & getting bigger, so I'm hoping that she will start laying any day & confirm my theory.

    One thing that really makes me wonder though is that she will puff out her neck & fight with my RIR roo. Hoping she's just being picked on by the boys & cranky [​IMG]

    It's too bad because the roos are really sweet! Especially the Leghorn...he's a cuddle bug. Wish I had the room and could keep them & just toss a few more hens in there, but I don't have the room for both & need the eggs...
     
  10. blondegirl358

    blondegirl358 Out Of The Brooder

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    And...nevermind...I think I solved the mystery of the 3rd bird. Was really hoping she was a SHE, but upon closer inspection (this one's hard to catch) turns out...we have Saddle feathers...so Frieda is now Fred. [​IMG]
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