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How must faster do roos grow?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by epona4, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Songster

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    My little guys just turned a week old today. There is one that is noticeably taller than the others and has a raised comb. I highly suspect a roo.

    Is it more likely that it's a roo could it be a different breed?
     

  2. It's possible it very well could be a different breed.
    Where did you get the chicks?

    I can only tell of one breed that I know of.
    I hatched out 3 different times black sex links (brxrir) and each time the roos looked like there grew at twice the pace as the pullets.
    They were all eating and drinking out of the same containers!
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Where did you get your chicks? Were they sexed or a straight run? Could be a little roo. It's difficult to tell at that age. Some breeds you can tell by the feathers, but other breeds, no way. Chicks that are vent sexed are sexed at a day old. There are some threads that explain how to tell the sexes of some of the different breeds. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. epona4

    epona4 Songster

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    We got them from our kids bus driver yesterday. They hatched out last Tuesday at a local elementary school. She said she thought they were leghorn crosses. (not sure with what though)
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:my leghorn crosses grow fast,, and the roo's even faster,, lol
     
  6. Red

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    We had three BO chicks, and one was about twice the size of the other two even though they were exactly the same age...everyone said she was a roo, but nope it was a girl [​IMG]
     

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