Roo or hen? And what breed is this.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vonchick, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. vonchick

    vonchick Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rhode Island Red is roughly 7 weeks old, is it too early to know if it's a girl or a boy? Is the curled tail a clue? This is the sweetest of the chicks and I really want it to be a hen!

    The grey chick is about 5 weeks old, and I have no idea as to the breed. We got two of these chicks from the breeder, she had been given eggs to hatch and forgot what they were. The only thing she was sure of was that they were pure bred and one of the large breeds. One of the chicks has an extra toe.
     
  2. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    The red one looks to be a roo. What color are it's legs? The other one looks like a silkie mix. I'm assuming that is the one with the extra toe?
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    the red looks like a Golden comet roo, the other I don't know.
     
  4. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    The first is a Buff Plymouth Rock Roo. It's too light to be a Rhode Island red and it has white legs. I think the second is a gray silkie mix pullet.

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  5. vonchick

    vonchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Pale yellow legs. And yes, this is the bird with the extra toe.

    What are the characteristics that indicate this bird is a rooster?
     
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