Is this a roo or hen? pic attached 6weeks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nittanyxi, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone have any idea if this is a roo or hen or what breed or mix it might be. It is 6 weeks old and was hatched out of a mixed flock. no comb but it has some green feathers on its back that make me think roo.

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Looks like a pullet. Australorp maybe?
     
  3. louloubean

    louloubean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i always think this is the funniest chicken stage. we call it 'velocoraptor'.
    sure is easy to see the dinosaur in them eh?

    i vote roo.
    breed, as you say 'mixed'

    good luck!
     
  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
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    Pullet...
     
  5. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
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    I agree, pullet.Probably Australorp. Looks like my 10 week old. They get green showing in their feathers. It is very pretty.
     
  6. BonnieJean

    BonnieJean Out Of The Brooder

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    I vote girl [​IMG]
     
  7. shepherd

    shepherd Out Of The Brooder

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    I think its a pullet, just because it has green feathers dont mean its a roo.
     
  8. jathall

    jathall Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a Australorp to me too!! I have two of them at the same age as yours. They are ugly![​IMG] They act like roos too.( They walk real tall, have thick legs, and won't warm up to me no matter how hard I try.) But I'm sure they are both hens. They are a big bird and I was told are pretty and friendly when they get big . So I think they will come around with time. Yours looks like a hen to me too . They are hard to tell. I'm not sure but I think they are late getting a comb so it's really hard to tell.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  9. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a pullet to me
     

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