Roo or Hen??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ClareScifi, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you look at the picture of my chicken, taken today, at age 7 weeks, and tell me whether you think he is a rooster or a hen, and why?

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    Thanks for your help,

    Clare
     
  2. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 weeks, rooster, because of the size and color of the comb. If it was a pullet it wouldn't have the wattles yet and the comb would still be pale pink or yellowish.

    ETA: Mine are 14 weeks and have only just started growing out their combs.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster. Large red wattles and comb and gigantic legs, thick.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Im no expert but I have to agree that looks like a roo to me.
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Let's just say that eggs will likely not be coming from that one.
     
  6. heres a way to tell the neck feathers well be more pointy on a rooster and roundish on a hen.
     
  7. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His neck feathers are neither round nor pointy. They are flat across on the ends, square cut?
     
  8. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am also wondering about my baby's breed? We are pretty sure his father was a White Leghorn. Do you think it is more likely that his mother was a Buff Orpington, or do you think she might have been an Araucana. Some of his feathers are coming in slate blue gray?

    Clare
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What color is the Araucana hen? My first thought is the buff orp, but a pic of the other potential momma would help.
     
  10. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the color of the Araucana hen possible mothers, but I will ask.
     

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