I think I have 1 Roo and 3 pullets...What do you think?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by okiemommy, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Okla-Homa
    I have two buff Orps and I am pretty sure that one of them is a roo....and two RIR and they are both girls? I bought them on Memorial Day at Lumber 2, and the folks here on BYC said that they were probably between 3-5 and 5-7 days old at that time so that would make them.... 3 wks old? So what do you think? Do I have one roo, and 3 pullets? Or is it too early to tell on the other three still? Thanks for your input!

    these are my Buff Orps:[​IMG]




    And these are a few pics of my RIR's they were running away from me so that's why there are so many...they are both in the same position in all 3 pics. ie the one in back is in back all the time [​IMG]


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  2. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Okla-Homa
    working on getting the pics fixed! grrr! I hit the post instead of preview.....
     
  3. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Okla-Homa
    Ok here are the Buff Orps [​IMG]


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    Here are the RIR's:

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  4. Are they the same age? That one RIR looks like it still hasnt started growing tail feahters? The one in the first pic is definately a roo with the red comb.
     
  5. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Okla-Homa
    I'm not sure if they are the same age (?) I bought them at the Lumber 2, and just reached in there and picked out the ones I caught. It's possible that they are at least a couple of days apart b/c there was a sign that was posted that said, hatched every Monday and Wednesday.


    I love your quote!


    God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.​
     
  6. Thanks. I think it is a little to early to tell for sure but the first one is for sure because of the comb. The RIRs well if I was a betting person the one without the tail would be a roo too. I would wait and see if they get pink in their comb.
     
  7. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Okla-Homa
    how old do are they when it is easier to tell what they are? Do the females get the tails first in all breeds or is that just a RIR trait? Thank you for the help! [​IMG]
     

  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    You have 1 roo and 1 hen in the 1st pic.

    I think you have a roo in the 1st RIR pic.

    The others I can't tell.
     
  9. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Okla-Homa
    oh yay!!! Thanks Rooster- Red!! I was really hoping to have four hens and a rooster. I am in trouble if I have three!!!!!! I read your page on rooster aggression and realized I need more hens (even if I had only ended up with one rooster) Is is possible to sex the chicks at a feed store? Or do I need to mail order them in order to 'ensure' pullets



    edited to get Rooster-Red's name right [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2008
  10. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Okla-Homa
    oh and the other pics are additional pics of the same birds standing in the same order...does that help?
     

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