roo or hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happyhens44, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    this is Duke I think hes a roo, Idk it kinda acts like its a hen.... its 10 weeks old



    and I think this is a hen its 8 1/2 weeks old... but im thinking twice, it has a REALLY DEEP cluck apared to the others


  2. peggym

    peggym In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2009
    I'm thinking both hens at this point, I see no signs of saddle on either. Hope this helps![​IMG]
  3. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    Duke is a roo, very nice looking.

    Keep an eye on the second chicken, that is a rather big comb and red face for 81/2 week old hen.
  4. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Iron Station, NC
    my BR's are 9 weeks nearly 10 weeks and none have red comb and wattles like that. I say roo for the first one..the second one, you'll just have to give it a little time.
  5. I think 2 girls [​IMG]
  6. Double Post [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
  7. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Songster

    Mar 14, 2010
    Montgomery County
    Don't know about the 2nd one, but I am going to say the first one is a Barred Rock roo. Comparing him to my 10 week old BR hens, they are no where near as red, do not have wattles yet & not as much comb as yours. Also, he looks pretty grayish as compared to a female BR who would be darker.
  8. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    ok thanks I think time will tell im kinda hoping dukes a roo and my black ones a hen but only time will tell
  9. The Lisser

    The Lisser Songster

    The BR looks alot like my BR cockerels at that age - if it is a "he" you should see shiny saddle feathers coming in on the back pretty soon.

    The second looks like a pullet to me - I have a Wyandotte cross pullet who developed a comb early on but it stayed small like the one in your pic.

    Good luck - hope you get what you want!

  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Duke is a rooster.

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