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

    Mar 5, 2009
    Central NY
    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?


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


    Pretty sure Dorothy is a hen:

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


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

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    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
    Axton, VA
    Looks hennyfied to me. A roos comb would be a darker red. Also she looks like a Buff Orp to me [​IMG] JMO
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  5. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Murrayville, IL
    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

    Mar 26, 2009
    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!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    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

    May 6, 2009
    Southeast Michigan
    I'm so confused![​IMG]
  10. ElizabethinNY

    ElizabethinNY Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2009
    Central NY
    [​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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