I thought I got rid of all my roos but what are these 2?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by muckmuck, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. muckmuck

    muckmuck Chirping

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    My flock had ballooned up to around 40 birds with way to many Roosters, I got rid of 14 and thought I had all hens now. But these two below have me a little suspicious!
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    I had noticed that Red here always puts mim/herself between me and the other hens but had put it down to being friendly because Red lets me pick him/her up. Then I caught Red mounting one of the hens yesterday afternoon.
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    Then there's Frick here, I've never caught Frick in a nest box. And Frick is always around Red. I don't have any crowing from either one of them. If you all could help me out with what you think about Red & Fricks Gender and possibly breed I would sure appreciate it.
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  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I always look at saddle feather more than the comb. They both look like pullets to me - but I'm certainly not an expert. They look old enough, though, that if they were roosters, they should have obvious saddle feathers by now. All the feathers I see look rounded. I have read that a dominant hen might try to mount other hens sometimes. It's more of a dominance thing rather than sexual. [​IMG]
     
  3. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Oh yes - Red looks like a New Hampshire. My Rosemary (a NH) looks just like her - and Frick might be a black star (black sex link).
     
  4. muckmuck

    muckmuck Chirping

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    Thanks for the reply Carol. I thought they were hens and I read on here last week about the dominance thing, so maybe thats it. I got two juvenile BCM roos which I plan on keeping so I can get some olive eggers outta my Easter eggers. They still aint even taken their spot in the coop yet let alone crowing so I got a while till my Granddaughter can collect eggs for the incubator instead of the fridge!

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  5. speedy2020

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    They are hens. I have hen that mount hen when no rooster in the bloc and she also crow too. She stopped when I add a rooster.
     

  6. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    both hens and looks like new ham and a black sex link
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    Definitely both hens. Red appears to be a RIR (hatchery quality), New Hamps coloring are a lot different, more golden. And Frick is a Black sex-link
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Both girls! I have one production red that will occasionally jump another hen as some sort of dominance thing, but she's still laying eggs and is almost 2 years old so I am positive she's a she. :)
     
  9. mandelyn

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    Yup, both girls. The mounting thing is dominance coming through in the absence of a rooster, a hen will step up.
     

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