Please tell me what my babies are !!!! Hens or Roos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tam'scoop2008, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. tam'scoop2008

    tam'scoop2008 New Egg

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    Hey I'm new to the chicken farming , Raising as pets not to eat. What I think are my hens seem to be roos. Can someone please help me. They are 4 months old born at end of April I think I got alot of Roos Lol[​IMG]
     
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  2. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One black roo, two red roos. The back red one looks like it's missing most of its tail feathers, but there is that one big curved one that looks pretty rooish to me. It's also got pointy hackle feathers (the ones around the neck) and pointy saddle feathers (the ones at the base of the tail). The black one in the middle of the pic is a roo, and the other, judging by comb and waddles, is a hen.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sexing chickens is easier than it seems! A good rule of thumb in most cases, not all, is that bright red comb and long red wattles are cockerels. The short red or pale pink combs, minus the wattles, are your pullets (hens). It looks to me like you have 4 cockerels there. I am counting the white and black one (Wyandotte?) because of how orange that comb is and how long his wattles are. You can also see those nice and fancy tail feathers growing out on your cockerels. One of your blues is female and the other is male. See the difference in the size of the come and the tail feathers? Hope this helped!

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  4. Mrs MIA

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    Oh good... I thought the white/black one was a silver laced wyandotte - roo. [​IMG]
    I agree... the RIRs with the long floppy green tail feathers are roos, the pullets have blunt straight tail feathers.
    The black chickens actually look like blue orpingtons to me, or black australorps if the color of the photo isn't true... pullet on the right, roo on the left.
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd have to see the Wyandotte closer to tell, but roosters have lots of white on their back/hackle areas. My Wyandottes have very wide "mudflaps", at least that's what their wattles look like to me, LOL. No other hen of mine has wattles as large as my Wyandotte hens have. Well, hen, singular, since I've lost two of my three sweethearts.
     
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  6. tam'scoop2008

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    Thanks , I figured the black one was a roo and the RIR with tail feathers were I was very unsure about the other 3 without, I have some others Im unsure of . Take a lok and Let me know Thanks for your help.. [​IMG]
     
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  8. tam'scoop2008

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    I'm guessing he is a Roo too his brother is head Roo of the coop and a meanie..
     
  9. Mrs MIA

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    tam'scoop2008 :

    Thanks , I figured the black one was a roo and the RIR with tail feathers were I was very unsure about the other 3 without, I have some others Im unsure of . Take a lok and Let me know Thanks for your help.. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/14269_100_1253.jpg

    This one looks like a pullet...​
     

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