Is this a ROO???

Grand-hen-ma

Songster
9 Years
Apr 25, 2010
260
1
123
Hudson Florida
Some pics of my new girls I got yesterday. One of them, (First 2 are the same bird) I feel is a Roo. Can anyone tell me for sure?






This is a white Leg horn, right??



This supposed to be a young EE that lays blue eggs



And this is supposed to be a red sex link



Thanks for any help!
 

aubreynoramarie

designated lawn flamingo
9 Years
May 27, 2010
5,416
27
241
Reno, Nevada
first one is a girly whirly
and the last one i dont think is a rsl, i think it may be an nhr



eta i think theyre all ladies
 
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Grand-hen-ma

Songster
9 Years
Apr 25, 2010
260
1
123
Hudson Florida
Thanks. I wasn't sure because she's young and the guy I got her from said he wasn't 100% sure either.
 
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colebarnhart

Songster
8 Years
Mar 24, 2011
776
8
121
JENKS/GLENPOOL, OKLAHOMA
Might be a boy, how old is it? With BR it's hard to tell because the females can sometimes develop large combs and the males can have small ones and of course the feather markings are the same, soooo....... But I've read that females can take on male traits like crowing, protecting, trying to mount & mate and can even develop spurs, so once again????? However, if it lays an egg, then there won't be any doubt, well I take that back, that's not true either, some say that if a roo isn't present that the alpha female can take on the male roll as I mentioned above and then even stop laying eggs, so therefore, maybe they'll never even ever start depending on the age and flock dynamics and then you'll never know. LOL!!!
 

aubreynoramarie

designated lawn flamingo
9 Years
May 27, 2010
5,416
27
241
Reno, Nevada
Quote:Not true. Barred rock feathering is different in males and females which makes them one of the easier breeds to sex. Males will have more white in their barring and females will have darker barring.
 
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Minniechickmama

Senora Pollo Loco
10 Years
Sep 4, 2009
7,135
697
391
Minnesota
How old? And doe it have the skinny spiky feathers coming out of its saddle too? this one appears to have some streamer type hackle feathers, so I would want to see the saddle and know how old before I would say. At first I thought pullet, but then thought twice with the hackles.
The others are just as you said, I would say. Red Sex Links are most times lighter than that red one you have, but it doesn't mean it is not a sex link. If it is a RIR, either way she will lay a brown egg.
 

TheSpiceGirls

Crowing
9 Years
Oct 6, 2010
2,566
318
271
Bay Area, CA
Photo 1 is a Cuckoo Marans. And she's a hen. CM's develop large combs and wattles and that can be confusing.

She's BEAUTIFUL. I had one in my original flock but sadly, she turned out to be a he and had to be rehomed.

Enjoy those dark chocolate eggs she's going to be making for you.
 

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