I need advice. Can you tell a roo from a hen very early?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tabatha_westcott, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have different behaviors? Or are they all still too young? Anyone see a breed they know? These are my little guys/gals. We're still pretty new to all this, so we could use any advice you have to give.



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  2. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    i see a few roos in there already, the ones with the pink combs. looks like rir and buff orpingtons at least not sure what the black ones r i don't recognize the markings around their faces.
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Maybe the black ones are Silver Laced Wyandottes

    And possibly the ones in the upper right corner... RIR?
     
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  4. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    just wanted to mention... everyone will help you but so far you posted four different times asking the same thing. they may shut you down. you can ask about all your chicks on the same one...
    with that being said... how old are they? if they have any color (pinkish/red) it is a sign of roo. if they have any waddles showing it is a sign...
     
  5. chickieboy

    chickieboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most of the time the ones who get there comb first are the rooster
     
  6. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oops... sorry lol
     
  7. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    so how old are they..... ? i have some that are 8 days and 20 days and i have already decided they are roos...
     
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  8. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:That's right. Also, my DD has an uncany knack for sexing. She says the ones with the solid, muscled bodies are cockerals.
     
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    The black ones are silver-laced wyandottes.
     

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