please help, I think I've got a flock of roos! sorry, long

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bangor777, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with 6 sexed pullets, 2 of the 6 are looking like roos. The light brahma I have is almost definite, my RIR just started getting a red comb and wattles at the tender age of 5 1/2 weeks. I have 5 more chickens from a fellow member, I think they're all roosters,
    They have rose combs, they all have red in their combs now, many have wattles. So frustrating! kids keep getting attached and I keep having to put ads in the paper. The chicks are 'designer' chicks, mixes of blrw and other birds. Very pretty, but at this point with all these chickens I think I have maybe 4 that will be laying for me. I don't have my computer, so I can't post pics (arghh) I'm using an old dinosaur while mine is being fixed! Do any chickens get red combs at 5 1/2 weeks and turn out to be pullets? I have straight run silkies in my brooder (probably all male [​IMG])
    and three sexed pullets in another brooder (maybe a hen in there:lol:)
    I had no idea it was so hard to get hens!!!!!

    i think at this point I'll keep plugging along, let them grow up and lay or crow (I have a feeling it's gonna be quite noisy out there![​IMG])
    and see what I end up with. on the bright side, everyone is getting along great! I bring my 2 and 3 week olds out with the big gals (guys) when it's nice out and they all do great together!

    Anyone have any red combed chickens turn out to be girls???
    I could use a ray of hope!
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    One of my BRs started getting a red comb at about 4wks, it stayed small, just got red. Now at 9wks, it still hasn't gotten any larger and I am certain she is a pullet. So I would say if the comb is red, but there aren't any other rooish characteristics to just wait it out, could still be a pullet.
     
  3. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay, so there is hope!! I love them all so much already! I can certainly keep roosters, but it doesn't seem fair to them or the pullets to have too many! I'll keep the faith, maybe I'll end up with more eggs than I think.
     
  4. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    not to steal from this thread but I would like to know this to because I have 12 lil chickies and 1 of them all ready has a deep red comb. all the others are still very pink. they are only 2 1/2 weeks old...has anyone else had Americauna's have red combs already at this age?
     
  5. black404

    black404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My red silkie hen has a small red comb and I have seen her eggs and dealt with her broodiness.
     

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