Hopefully hens......

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KyCouple, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. KyCouple

    KyCouple Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, we got to the breeder and they had a lot of chickens, rabbits, and ducks of all sizes and breeds. We picked out a few hopeful hens and got a really great price. Plus they are all very sweet. They are in a holding coop for now. Let me know what you think, hen or roo. . Worst case, we will have several coops with roosters only..lol
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    I dont remember picking this one out




    This is our very own "KING RODNEY" (The reason we are hen shopping, other than eggs)

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  2. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say hens, the one that I am not sure about is in the first pic, the one is the corner. Hope the are all hens for you!
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Looks like 2 hens and 1 roo. The little pic looks like a sick roo. Maybe he was just cold?
    Your big buff guy is quite handsome!
     
  4. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry all are boys and one you do not remember picking do not look very good
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Yes, they ALL look like roosters to me. I see pointed hackle and saddle feathers on them.
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    They all look like roosters to me, also.
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    My first thought was all roos as well. How old are they?
     
  8. KyCouple

    KyCouple Out Of The Brooder

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    They are suppose to be about 4 and a half months old. Is their anyway I can tell for sure if they are roos? Any suggestions on taking a different picture and angle? Thanks
     
  9. Goose and Fig

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    The 2 that I can say are Definately roos have long pointy feathers right before the tail. Hens at that age can have red combs because they aren't far from point of lay- so not a good indicator.

    You did the right thing by keeping them seperated. The one in the little pic worries me, and the obvious roo in the big pic has a very pale comb- a sign of illness or deficiency. You should put some supplements in their water (if you haven't already) and watch them closely.

    ETA: Is there any possibility you could return them? We know how it is- we've all had bad luck occasionally with our birds.
     
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