How old until you find out if its a roo or hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunnibunny99, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey [​IMG]


    Um I just wanted to know how old your chicken can be until you see signs of them being roo's?


    Ours are two months [​IMG]
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YOu should be able to tell by now. Depends on the type of comb. Also, roos will have pointy feathers around the neck and saddle areas, while hens have rounded feathers.

    And your Japanese Bantam is a very small chicken with an upright tail. In case you don't know, a Bantam is a smaller version of your standard chicken. Some do not have a standard size. I think Japanese are one of these.
     
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  3. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...


    About how big will the comb be?


    Yes i know about bantys [​IMG] their so cute!
     
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  4. citygirl

    citygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Sometimes you don't know until they either start crowing or laying eggs. I had what I thought was the most beautiful EE pullet and one day it crowed when I went out to feed the girls. [​IMG] Others it's really easy - they look much different. I have 8 BC marans that are 10 weeks old. I'm sure that one of them is a roo, maybe on another one and the rest are pullets. I'm hoping I can tell in the next few weeks. Good luck.
     
  5. Big Red Hen

    Big Red Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The guy at the feed store said @ 3 weeks. Our 2nd set of chicks are 4 wks. and I believe 2 of 'em are roos. I did the roo test....holding them still between my thumb and index finger....if they struggle to get loose they're roos....well my white Ply. Rocks passed the test. I don't know how accurate that is. I saw it on another site.
     
  6. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post any pictures? Since you have so many different types, it's hard to say anything about the size of the comb. It really depends on the type of comb it is supposed to have. Not all of them are just straight up.
     
  8. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uh... I would not believe that "roo test". Old wives tale stuff if you ask me. There are more legitimate ways to tell. [​IMG]
     
  9. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Post pics of any you're unsure of and we'll help you out.
     
  10. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Quote:Yeah I woudnt trust that is like gambling.....Its more of one of those old wives tale kinda things...
     

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