I think I have 3 roos

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by edster951, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    Well you all know I had 10 chicks hatch 19 days ago..

    Well I think I can sex three of them as roos.

    Of the sussex chicks, three have more predominant tail feathers. I checked one of them close up and it's wattles look slighty pinkish. The others have yellow wattles, if you can call them that at the moment.

    The Orpingtons have no tail feathers like the other sussex.

    So I'm betting I have three sussex roos, three sussex pullets, and four orpington pullets.

    I'll try for pictures tomorrow.
  2. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    Just managed to speak (type) to a guy on our local auction site who breeds light sussex, and he says I have 3 pullets and 1 roo



    He also said I could have one of his roos who is the same age as mine so nothing incestuous goes on...[​IMG]

    Will they accept him in or will they not notice the difference if another chick the same age sneaks in??

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