Is Alice a Rooster? Lots of pictures

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ElizabethinNY, May 12, 2009.

  1. ElizabethinNY

    ElizabethinNY Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my favorite chicken from the group I got from TSC in early April. They are all five and a half weeks old, and I was told that the buff chicks would be New Hampshire Reds and the darker ones were Rhode Island Reds, but I think someone was confused about the buffs. Are they Orpingtons? Anyway, Alice is my favorite chicken, and I'm worried she's a he. Opinions?

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    Her head close up, slightly out-of-focus, sorry.

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    Pretty sure Dorothy is a hen:
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    Possibly Scruffy is a rooster? He's still not fully feathered, and all the other buff birds are. He's also a crab.

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    This is my favorite of the reds, hoping she's a girl.
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  2. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Alice looks like a hen to me but Scruffy, he looks like he's a he. Don't know about the red one.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Alice is a boy and scruffy is too-the others pullets....just my opinion?
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
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    Looks hennyfied to me. A roos comb would be a darker red. Also she looks like a Buff Orp to me [​IMG] JMO
     
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  5. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alice and Scruffy?? are BO they look just like my 12 BO's as far as hen/rooster I have no ides I have a few I am still questioning [​IMG] [​IMG] on mine lol....
    will have to wait ans see lol [​IMG]
     
  6. Linkoso

    Linkoso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alice looks like a roo.

    Have never seen a pullet that got a comb big like that in that age.
     
  7. Alice is a hen. BO that I had looked like this when they were young.
    They are both laying eggs now.
     
  8. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Alice looks like a hen. Some young Orpingtons have larger combs; ours did, and she turned out to be a hen. Dorothy looks like a hen. Scruffy looks more rooish...

    Is the last one a Red sex-link(or Red Star)? If so, then it's a hen. Rooster Red Stars are cream colored with some brown on wings. [​IMG] If they are RIR's, or NHRs, then I'm not sure...looks like a hen to me.


    P.S. yes those golden ones are Buff Orpingtons [​IMG]
     
  9. MIChicken

    MIChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so confused![​IMG]
     
  10. ElizabethinNY

    ElizabethinNY Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I think I'll wait and see who crows and who lays eggs. [​IMG] And I'll try not to get too attached to Alice/Alex until I know for sure! I appreciate everyone's input, and it's good to know that all hope is not lost on Alice.
     

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