Packing Peanuts- Did they give me Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vortec, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what the majority look like in terms of comb, color, and waddles, they are also a little larger( all are 7 weeks )
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    However, I have two a little smaller, with this type of head gear. Are these hens?
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    Another pic of the "hopefully hen"
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    vortec
     
  2. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo, hen, hen.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Generally speaking, the chicks that have combs growing taller and color in their combs and wattles are cockerels. [​IMG]
     
  4. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think that they meant to give me roos or they just gave me straight run? I got them through Ideal.

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  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    90% sure that's a hen. Some roos will develop later but it's uncommon.
    Sexing is not 100% accurate so a few of your packing peanuts may end
    up being hens, and from the pics, they are.

    I have 15 Australorp peanuts that are 9 weeks old. A few look to be hens
    and one is a Bantam Cochin. What's messed up is these peanuts are
    some of the coolest birds I've owned. Thay just EAST SO MUCH!!!!
     
  6. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received 13 Barred Rock Packing Peanuts from Ideal Poultry and ended up with 2 females. I was OK with the sexing mistake if that is what it was.
     
  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    yep you lucked out and got 2 hens for sure [​IMG]
     
  8. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are correct. The first picture is a little roo, and the last two are pullets.

    Also incase you weren't sure on breeds those are Light Brahma's. Good luck. Probably the best (or one of the best) breed!
     

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