How many roosters do you see?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wildcat chix, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which of these 3 are boys?
    What are the giveaways?

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    Throwing these in to show their backs. Are those saddle feathers on them?
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  2. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like roos to me.
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  4. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are around 18 weeks now
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All roosters...
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1st 2 are def. boys i'm not sure about the third but i'm leaning toward hen [​IMG]
     
  7. daver

    daver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2

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  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The barred rock is a roo. I am looking at the size and the wattles.

    Are the two red ones bigger than your other birds of the same breed? Pick them up and check out the feathers coming in by the tail. If they are round, they are females, if they are pointy and a dark shiny red, they are males. You will have to spread the top feathers out and check the under lying coat to see the new saddle feathers coming in.

    I don't see any wattles on the red birds......
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    #1- roo, but unsure-I can't really distinguish the saddle feathers.
    #2-roo has those long thin saddle feathers.
    #3 guaranteed girl!!!

    If you look at the pic of #2 and #3, they have different feathers on their backs right before their tail. #3, the feathers are roundish, shortish, and in #2, they are long and thin, easy to see. Now which does #1 have?

    Not sure about the BO because my hen has wattles:

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