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More roosters than hens??? Help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eggsrus10, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. eggsrus10

    eggsrus10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from Amarillo Tx! I'm new to keeping chickens. It has been a great experience so far. I'm grateful for all the helpful advice from BYC. I purchased a straight run of mutt chickens in June. I think I may have an australorp, leghorn mixes, RIR, and an easter egger. I think I may have only 1 hen out of 8. I'm hoping for some insight on possible gender and breeds. They are 11 weeks old.
    Easter Egger Roo?
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    RIR I really want this to be a hen but it has pointy green tail feathers
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    RIR hen?
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    Leghorn Roo?
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    Leghorn mix hen? This chicken is huge with tree trunk legs but doesn't crow yet.
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    Australorp Roo? Beautiful green sheen and long tail feathers.
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Lots of cockerels, for sure. The only pullet I see at first blush is the production red. That's pretty standard for so called straight runs.
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    #1- rooster
    #2- rooster
    #3- If they are all 11 weeks old than this chicken could be a hen ( because the comb is a lot smaller) but I think I see saddle feathers
    #4- rooster
    #5- If its legs are really thick then it's a probably a rooster
    #6- and 7- might be a rooster because of the long tail.
    Can you get clearer picture from the side of the production red and australorp?
     
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, eggsrus10, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! I am the worlds worst gender guesser so I'll leave it to the experts. Good luck to you!
     
  5. eggsrus10

    eggsrus10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for all the help! I'll try and get more pictures of the australorp and production red.
     
  6. eggsrus10

    eggsrus10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like I should change my name to Roos r us [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I hope at least the one is a hen.
     
  8. eggsrus10

    eggsrus10 Out Of The Brooder

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    #3 is a hen! I kept the RIR rooster and rehomed all but the Easter Egger Roo. If anyone is close to Amarillo Tx, he needs a good home too. I acquired 6 hens and they are doing great so far. Thanks for all the help. Got my first eggs from a pair of 6 month old Barred Rocks today.
     

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