Just another Hen or Roo Thread!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CharterChick, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here's another installation of Hen or Roo? a favorite game here on BYC!

    Here is Chicken #1 ~ Turtle 7 weeks old orp/pr mix

    I'm guessing Roo but the comb is starting to fall over like some of me hens! I'm really hoping hen its a lovely chicken!

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    Turtle is in the middle

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    Chicken #2 ~ Lucky 6 weeks old orp/pr mix

    I think Roo on this one too... and Lucky is an the left just above too

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    Chicken #3 ~ Unnamed 5 weeks old mix

    I have no clue here... the comb is weird!


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    Chicken #4 ~ Chicken Noodle Doodle a 9 weeks old lakenvelder

    I'm Betting on a Rooster here...

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    Chicken #5 ~ Shinobi 7 weeks old Austrolorp/PR mix

    I thought roo for a while but now I think pullet...


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    So tell me what y'all think please! Thank you for any thoughts!
     
  2. AlannaB

    AlannaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love this BYC game too! Many an hour spent speculating my own pullet as she slowly turned into a cockerel has turned into quite a past time.
    I think you are probably correct about all 5 of these little birds; the first 4 do appear more developed than the others in both comb and feathering. Shinobi is a bit of a conundrum though. Rather hen-looking feathers but with quite a noticeable wattle for a 7 week old and chunky legs too. Hmmm... It would be interesting to see her/him in a week or so.
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  3. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shinobi has me just saying hmmmm.... We call it our confused chicken. It started out looking like a crow, purrs like a cat when you pet it, sits on my shoulder likes parrot, when the dog barks it clucks LOUD like it's trying to bark too, and the silly thing will follow me all around the yard and into the house if I'm not careful!

    Either way I'll probably keep it even if I have to build it it's own house! I've become attached... That's one way to stay off the dinner table!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Turtle, Chicken Noodle Doodle, and Chicken #3 look like roosters. I'm leaning towards rooster on Lucky as well. However, Shinobi looks like a pullet to me.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking that Shinobi is your only pullet.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Me too. The wavy combs aren't from falling over like a Leghorn hen's does, they're from mixed breeding. Something back a few generations likely did not have a straight comb.
     
  7. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh darn it! Well I have a lot of dinner! Out of 14 it's looking like 10 are Roos
     
  8. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally different chick here... Brought it in because one of the big chickens pecked at it. It's ok just a couple feathers short.

    5 week old mix

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    I think hen here but it has a comb
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     

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