Roos? CM or BR chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by l'abeille, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. l'abeille

    l'abeille Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    Berkeley, CA

    I ordered 6 CM and 6 BR pullets from MacMurray, hatched FEB.5. I can't tell them apart as they don't distinctively have pink or yellow legs. Two chicks died very young. So I either have 5 of each or 4 of one breed and 6 of the other. Meanwhile, there are 2 that seem like roos to me. They are lighter, taller, braver than the others, have no black on legs and have very distinctive white stripes. the rest have mostly black with blurry white lines. They are the central birds in photos 1 and 2. Photo 3 shows some of the others.


    Are the birds in photos 1 and 2 roos?

    What breed do they look like?

    Thanks for your help!


  2. Debs55

    Debs55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Usually the roos (at least for BRs i my experience) will have more white stripes and the stripes will be wider while the hens look overall more black/dark. Its hard to tell at this age

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