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Pullets or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ajbegley, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. ajbegley

    ajbegley New Egg

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    What do y'all think? They are about 4-5 weeks old. Im thinking barred rock is a pullet and buff Orpington is a roo!

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  2. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree the BO is a roo. Its hard to see the BRs barring in the pic so im not sure about that one.
     
  3. both roosters no questions asked, comb WAY to red and WAY to large for a 4-5 week old
     
  4. ajbegley

    ajbegley New Egg

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  5. coloring says hen, comb says rooster...im going with rooster
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Both roos
     
  7. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea those white bars ate pretty thick. I say 2 roos.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Both are cockerels.
     
  9. AprilsFrizzles

    AprilsFrizzles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive heard of sexing chicks by looking at the wing feathers the first couple of days after they hatch. Has anyone ever done this or had good luck with this method? Ive also heard you cant use that method on Bantams.
     
  10. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think for that to work the chicks have to be bred for it. Something about one parent havin the slow featherin gene and one havin the fast featherin gene. Its worth a try tho. I just wouldnt rely on it 100%.
     

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