Roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Darci, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Darci

    Darci Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a group of Sumatra cross chickens from a poultry auction here in Alberta. Wondering if these 3 were Roos or hens?
    Also any idea what the "cross" might be?
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    The white and red one looks like a red shoulder yokohama, another long tailed breed. Do you know how old they are?
     
  3. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree that the white one looks like a red shoulder Yokohama. They all look pure bred to me at this age. At this time it's hard to tell the sex. My opinion is that the first and third are males and the middle is a pullet. The third one is for sure a male.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say that all three of the birds are pullets. The first two look like they could be pure Blue Sumatras, and the third is likely a Red Shoulder Yokohama.
     
  5. Darci

    Darci Out Of The Brooder

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    They are around 5 months old
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  7. Mychickjule

    Mychickjule Out Of The Brooder

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    That last one looks a lot like a red shoulder Yokohama.I have a chicken that when she was little looked a lot like that.at glance she looks like a rooster but she is quite and at 21 weeks old, no crowing.she is a ameraucana Yokohama mix. At this point, she could be either. I don't know much about Sumatras, but roosters develop large combs early. Roosters have more spurs so could how many bumps could give you a hint.
     
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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    At 5 months, they all look like pullets. No long, thin male saddle feathers on any of them.
     
  9. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Pretty birds!
     

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