I need help ~ Are these pullets or roo's?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by steffpeck, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I have 5 - 18 week old Barred Rocks. 2 of them are obviously roo's. The other 3 I am having a hard time deciding. Based on comb and wattle size compared to the 2 roos, I would say pullets, but based on coloring and feathering I am leaning towards roo's. Can someone please tell me what you think? Thanks!

    (I know the coloring doesn't look the best, I have been treating them for anemia and their coloring has improved 150% since last Saturday.)

    The 2 Roo's
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    The 2 Roo's and 2 of the 3 in question...
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    Here are some close-up's of one of them.....

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    And here is my little midget chicken. What do think, is she a she or a he?

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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    All cockerels. Sorry hun!
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    I think all roos, the saddle feathers are very pointy and the tails are huge. Here is a BR pullet.
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  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    yuppers,, sorries,, but they look way too light to be hens,, then add in the saddle feathers,,, [​IMG]
     
  5. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they are definitely all roo's.
     
  6. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I have been thinking that they all had the coloring and feathering of roo's. I hatched 6 last fall, I have these 5 left. I did take one of the roo's in last week for a necropsy last week because he had a bum leg and I needed to find out if there was anything wrong with them due to their poor coloring and stunted growth. So if these are all roo's then that means 6 out of 6 were roo's. WOW!!!!! Anyone else have a 100% cockerel hatch?
     
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Omigosh, Steff, this is a first! Although a couple have smaller combs, they also have saddle feathers coming in. An all rooster hatch....never had one of those! Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Later, when I can get on my feet and collect eggs myself, I'll be glad to send you more. This is highly unusual! Well, dang. On the bright side, they are looking much much better! I'm glad you took my advice on helping them along.
    BTW, if you're interested in Barred Easter Eggers, I can send you some of those eggs (easy for DH to recognize and collect). They will lay green eggs. Cross between my BR rooster and and my Ameraucanas.
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    OOOH!!! Barred Easter Eggers would be so fun!!!
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    All roos.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some will have beards and some probably wont, but I have two blue Ameraucanas, one black Ameraucana, one splash Ameraucana and two EE girls.
    My Panda is Zane's daughter with my older blue Ameraucana hen. Panda lays a green egg, but bred back to my BR rooster, her uncle Dutch, her daughters will lay some green and possibly some tan eggs. All the BR/Ameraucanas and the BR/EE (except Panda) should produce green egglaying daughters just like Panda is. So, later, if you think you might want some, just let me know. [​IMG]
     

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