Roo or Hen..... PLEASE HELP ME for the sake of my kids!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Firezone102, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Firezone102

    Firezone102 New Egg

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    I am a new chicken owner and I need some help. I have 2 BO and I need to know what sex they are. I live in NYC and I cant keep males. We hatched the eggs so it is a guessing game. Before my kids get too attached (kinda there already) i would like to find a home for them. Next we will order day old as to avoid this problem!!

    They are 8 weeks old!!!
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    Thank you in advance!!!!!
     
  2. mikensara

    mikensara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look like girlies to me
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    8 weeks old? I guess all roos. I have 8 week old BO's also and one is a roo - he looks just like those. The other two have no red at all.
     
  4. Firezone102

    Firezone102 New Egg

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    Thats what I am wondering. Does the red definitely mean males??
     
  5. andrealeec

    andrealeec Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to chickens, but I would say roos. I have 3 14 week old buff orpingtons and they do not have combs that size yet...
     
  6. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Not exactly, it all depends on what age they are when their comb reddens. A hens comb will begin to redden when they reach laying age (which is about 20+ weeks in BO's).
    8 weeks old and a comb that size and that red, I'd say they're roosters.
     
  7. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both boys for sure. [​IMG]
     
  8. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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    Quote:X2 i had alot of buffs and there are alot of roos and the hens had like no comb and the roos looked like that
     
  9. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both roos.
     
  10. coreybee

    coreybee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 15 week old BO is on the right.... I think you have roos. Sorry [​IMG]

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