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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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