Please, help identify - 3m.o. - hens or roos? (pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hope119, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Hope119

    Hope119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This would be my first try to post some images to this board [​IMG]
    This is the link to the entire album: http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...authkey=Gv1sRgCJT065nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink - it has larger images that can be zoomed in - I also put links to pics in this album above each picture from uploads.

    Our chickens are a bit over 3 moths old. We had 24 healthy chicks hatched. The favorite one of my daughters (although a roo) disappeared couple weeks ago, so we are left with 23. I think at least 13 of them a roos. (when I was buying 3 doz eggs for the incubator, I was hoping to end up with at least a dozen hens... oh well)

    1) This lady(?) starts to get orange feathers. But it is a hen, right? [​IMG]
    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280576907667714
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    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280585480794130
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    2) What do you think of this one?
    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280623506946514
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    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280661698533506
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    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280733668635794
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    and here she(?) is with a friend that I am also hoping to be a hen
    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280670706671378
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    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280697294780450
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    3) close up on a friend:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280703776277026
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    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280710352596578
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    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280722676590130
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    4) and we have 2 or 3 looking like this (except only this one has some white feathers in front) - these photos were taken when he was almost 3 months:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5495965971616032706
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    http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5495966005643414050
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    - I thought The Book (the one for dummies) gave me the answer (if it crows, it's a roo), but now that I've noticed this thread... well, what do you think?

    I also don't know what breeds they are. They are mixes, I am sure - I think their grandparents were ordered from a website (McMurray?), but then each family (with parents and grandparents) just kept one roo, while chickens were different colors.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloha,

    I believe that they may be all males except the pure Black Bearded one. I believe that that bird is a girl. The last one is a Male (Black with little white on it's chest.) This first picture is a late blooming male, my opinion. Hope this helps. :)
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    1's a pullet and the other 2 are roos!!

    Missi
     
  4. Hope119

    Hope119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your time!
    Quote:Which one is that? Which one is Black Bearded? The number 3?
    Quote:Well, there are 4 birds total - I have numbered them 1), 2), 3) and 4). Which ones do you think are roos?
     
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  5. Hope119

    Hope119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else has an opinion? Should I get more pics?
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    The only possible girl I see is #3.

    Matt
     
  7. Hope119

    Hope119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if this sort of chicken is getting orange feathers, it means it's a roo? How else do you tell about this one that he is a roo?
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    First one is a pullet, the rest roos.
     
  9. Hope119

    Hope119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Including the #3??
     
  10. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    number one kind of looks like my astralorp pullet
     

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