Roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CharterChick, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might be early to tell but I think the latter 2 might be Roos... I live in the country so no biggie but the lakenvelder is my daughters chicken and we got it from the feed store out of a pullet bin. Her Wyandotte looks like a pullet to me but I'll add it just to check... It's also a feed store chicken. I'm new to chickens and I'm trying to figure out who is what :)

    SLW Rose...
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    My 8 year old says rose is part parrot... I can't wait till rose is full grown and tries to sit on her shoulder! Lol

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    Lakenvelder 4-5 weeks

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    Astrolorp mix? 3 weeks-ish?

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  2. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Lavender is a wait on.
    Its comb is big.It has rooster feathering .The Lavender I would wait on.Its comb is WAY light and normally cockerals have red colored combs.Its bigger then the rest and it has fatness to it.
    The Orp a little cockeral.Really we should wait.Although hens do not form combs until weeks later they.If they do its light not dark red or red.The Austrolorp is a rooster.That breeds chicks grow dark combs and as they grow it gets redder.I don't know if you notice,but its growing red pretty early.Rose is a hen.The Lavender like I said its more then likely cockleral.2 roosters will keep your flock safe though!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its too young to tell for sure. However, I'm leaning towards rooster on the Lakenvelder-- that's a large comb for the age, though its not red. Still, post more photos in a couple of weeks. Lakenvelders, like all Mediterranean-class breeds, mature faster and get large combs and wattles sooner, so yours may still be a female.

    Your other birds are looking like pullets, in my opinion.
     
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  4. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well mayube to young but no youngster has a comb like that
     
  5. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I'll update pictures in a couple of weeks. Still holing out hope for our lakenvelder lol
     

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