Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nrdigrrl, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. nrdigrrl

    nrdigrrl New Egg

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    Do we have a rooster?

    #1 - 19wks:
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    #2 - 19wks
    We are fairly certain this one is a hen:
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    In addition to the larger, redder wattle and comb, #1 has pointier feathers near the tail & started biting about the time the pink started showing in the comb.

    Also - I noticed that our birds seem developmentally slow compared to other SS on the board. There are a few 11wk photos with more comb/wattle development than our 19wkrs. We brought them home as 2dayolds in late February so we are certain of their age. What do you think? Do we have a pair of late bloomers?
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    If they're not crowing by now, they are both hens (they look like hens, too)
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    At that age they both look like pullets to me. I would think roos would be very obvious at that point.
     
  4. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    They look like mine at 16 weeks and they are pullets.
     
  5. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both girls. [​IMG]
     
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    YAY pullet party! You are going to have tasty eggs! [​IMG]
     

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