I'm wondering if this could this be a roo.....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by totribet, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. totribet

    totribet Out Of The Brooder

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    and it may still be too early to tell. Supposed to be a hen, but the feet are HUGE and the comb sure looks like it is getting way bright....but I'm so new I wouldn't have a clue unless it crowed, LOL.

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I should ask how old, but I think it's a roo. Are those cornish Xs?
     
  3. totribet

    totribet Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know the breed for sure? They are 4 weeks old today. They told me they were orphington hens when I got them. But they are the same age and that one is just really big to me. Since I'm still learning it is hard for me to tell, but I figured someone on here would have a good idea.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yeah, 99% certain that's a roo. I don't have buff orps. but they sure look like Cornish Xs to me. CXs are meat birds and not meant to live long. [​IMG]
     
  5. totribet

    totribet Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmmm......I wonder. I guess someone will be able to tell the breed for sure in a few more weeks? Not me, but some of you smarter folks, ROFL! [​IMG]
     
  6. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 2 Buff Orps this spring (picked out pullets, lucky me), and their combs are as big as that at 12-13 weeks. That bird looks like a Cornish cross to me, HUGE legs and that comb is so much bigger than the others in the first pic.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Not smarter, just more informed on the subject. [​IMG] I'm dumber than alot of folks, but have learned about chickens.

    Post your pics in the what breed/gender category, but I'm pretty sure they are cornish Xs. It is very difficult to raise CXs to adulthood. I've done it, but it's hard to keep them alive.
     
  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW those are soom feet! [​IMG] time will tell.
     
  9. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish cross roo, I say too![​IMG]
     
  10. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo. And a meat bird at that. He won't live a year and will be ready to harvest at about 2 months old.
     

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