How can I tell a Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Zowie, May 8, 2011.

  1. Zowie

    Zowie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi...We were supposed to have gotten 18 female chicks from the hatchery and most have a little bump on their leg above where the thumb comes out....Could we have gotten so many Roo's or is this normal for female chicks...They are going on 4 weeks old. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
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    I know that it is possible for hens to get spurs, but I don't know about getting them that early. I'd be suspicious too. [​IMG]
    Someone should come along and give you better advice.
    Hope you have mostly girls. [​IMG]
     
  3. Zowie

    Zowie Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope so to I don't need 18 Roo's...opfully someone can post pic's of these bumps and confirm that they have females..
     
  4. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    It might also help to know what breed you bought.
     
  5. Zowie

    Zowie Out Of The Brooder

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    A bunch....! 1Jersey giant 2 Barredrocks 3 Rhode island reds 3 Ameraucana 2 Wellsummers 1Delaware 1newhampshire 1 orpington 2 silver and 2 golden laced Wyandottes..And most have these?Hope it's just a chick thing...Don't think a hatchery could get so many wrong..
     
  6. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    I just read that all chickens get spur bumps, just like guys have nipples too. [​IMG]

    Do you have any pictures of them?


    ETA: Barred rocks can usually be sexed by their coloring. Boys tend to be more white.
     
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  7. Zowie

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    Our Rocks are mostly black..
     
  8. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
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  10. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Oh of course the hens get spurs. Rhode Island reds get pretty big spurs but not as big as a roosters. I have a golden laced wyandotte chick too hahha [​IMG]! You can also tell if they are females by looking at their tail feathers, if their tail feathers grow in at around 1-3 weeks it is most likely a hen because hens tend to get their tail feathers earlier than roo's.

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