New baby chick, hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by krabed2007, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. krabed2007

    krabed2007 Just Hatched

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    I'm pretty sure the cross is Australorp hen and barred rock roo?
    Attached is the story behind them
    So our first baby chick hatched today! It was amazing and we got to actually witness the unzipping and the baby emerge into this world!
    I did this for my children to get to have such an amazing experience with hatching baby chicks.
    Long story short, my neighbors had chickens, they never did anything to care of them just got them and let them wander about. They ended up joining us and my little flock but I never forced them to coop up or anything to keep the peace. One went missing and the other was killed by a coyote. Finally had enough and took the last one and put her in our coop with our silkies.
    Well after that, we call her mother hen because in essence she took on our flock as her's I believe. She pecked them, which at first I thought she was being mean but shortly thereafter I watched her protect them. She makes them coop up, when they're fighting she intervenes and when they squawk she will huff up and come after whatever has threaten the little one even if it's me or my family.
    Anyhow, after she lost her friend and stopped laying eggs that was until my neighbors decided to buy 3 roosters! My silkie babies are now 20 weeks old today.
    I need to figure out how to keep these roosters away from my flock. Especially, now we've found that out of our 6 babies we most likely have 4 roosters. I'm hoping that some of you might be about to have a good guess at helping me figure it out for sure.
    2 of them have crowed but the other 2 have not but there's 4 of them that fight regularly.
    Sorry so much because my actual intent here was to see if anyone might know about my baby chick! [​IMG]
    So I believe that the cross will bee, for sure an Australorp hen and a barred rock rooster. However, it could be one of the other two roosters which I was told one is an Ameraucana and the other an easter egger, then there's also my silkie roos now since I've been kicked out of being naive thinking they're just babies still since I caught one mounting another one of our hens!
    I'm hoping to post the photos with their brand new day old photos with their most recent and maybe number them?
    Again I'm so sorry for the length!TIA

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  2. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I can't see the pictures :(
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pics don't work.

    But, cuteness aside, there's not going to be any way to tell gender on that cross at this age. You'll have to wait until about 5-6 weeks to be positive. You'll be looking for males to have larger, redder combs, thicker legs, usually a bolder attitude. But posting then will allow us to confirm for you.
     
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  4. krabed2007

    krabed2007 Just Hatched

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    picture too small - can't see much of anything - sorry.
     
  7. krabed2007

    krabed2007 Just Hatched

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    krabed2007 Just Hatched

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    I hope that one works [​IMG]
     
  9. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    It is too young to tell :( you could try vent sexing if you dare lol search for vent sexing on YouTube :)
     
  10. krabed2007

    krabed2007 Just Hatched

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    Okay guys, so my baby is 6 and a half weeks, what do ya'll think? Hen or roo?[​IMG]
     

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