I think I have a Roo...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JusticeFamilyFarm, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. JusticeFamilyFarm

    JusticeFamilyFarm Chirping

    May 27, 2011
    Southern California
    What do yo think? The latest post on my blog are the pics of my two chicks (the yellow one is a BO/SLW and the black one is an EE/SLW). I'm pretty sure the yellow one is a "he". They are 6 weeks old in the pics (taken a few days ago). The black one isn't showing any roo signs, so I'm hopeful she's a she- but she was also pecked on her head by the broody hen that hatched them (who rejected them once they were hatched...poor babies!) and has a scar where a comb would be (and all the way to one eye)- so I'm hoping it's not just covering up the comb she would have had. But she still doesn't have waddles- and the roo's got waddles already, too. Not sure I'll be able to keep the roo baby, since I'll have a total of 13 girls and 2 boys if I keep these two (my others-12 hens & one Roo- are about 11 months old)- guess I'll just have to see what happens. Thanks for looking!

    Pics are here: http://thejfamilyfarm.blogspot.com
  2. ethingtonart

    ethingtonart Songster

    May 29, 2009
    I think you're right. Even the body postures look right for a cockerel and pullet. Congrats, they are cute :)
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Yep - looks kind of rooish to me....

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