Lets play a game, Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Flockmama87, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Flockmama87

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    Hello all! I was given 6 chickens, I have no idea their ages, no eggs yet......if they're hens, I guess if they are all roos they wont be laying anything any time soon :) Please help me figure out what I've got going on here lol So lets begin Hen or Roo!!!!!! I also have no idea on breed for the pigeon looking chicken, the white one, the brown fuzzy footed one, I know I have 2 barred rocks and a naked neck turken.....Thank you!!!
     
  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Look like all pullets.
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Double post.
     
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  4. Flockmama87

    Flockmama87 Out Of The Brooder

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    The barred rock furthest away is a roo....he just let me know with his attempt at a crow.....it was interesting and highly entertaining lol
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    These are all young cockerels. Two barred Rocks and a buff Brahma.
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    some type of game hen, maybe Old English? Definitely female.


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    Can't see the comb on this bird. I'm thinking a Delaware from the barring in the tail, or a mixed breed. Pullet, I think.

    And the naked neck is a female.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Donrae
     
  7. Flockmama87

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    Thank you!! A question, the buff brahma, what gives away that he is a he? What am I missing, I thought with the smaller comb he would be a pullet but this is my first go with such a variety, I have some others in a brooder pen that I'm waiting to introduce but they have some time before that happens, they are only 5 weeks old now. Any information yall could give me about how to tell the difference, would be great!! I know the comb size and color but I'm not really sure what exactly I'm looking for. Also how can you tell when chicks have a black comb? Thank you!!
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The buff brahma has a three row comb coming in that is already pinking up - in pea combed breeds such as this that is a male characteristic (females have single row at this same point and they are a slow maturing breed so it would be some time yet before one would see pink in a female's comb). There is also a darker patch in the wing bow - which, again, is a male characteristic
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    yep, this.

    Brahmas can be frustrating cause they can be pretty slow to mature. Being familiar with a pea comb and how it develops is key here. also, on buff birds, the males will get darker shading on the wings, females won't.
     
  10. donrae

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    I'd say somewhere around the 3 month mark for age, maybe a little less, especially on the Brahma.
     

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