Roos or Hens? Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jackiekim, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Jackiekim

    Jackiekim Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted about the gender of my chicks a few weeks ago. That time, the general conclusion is that I have three roos and two hens. Anyhow, they are now a few days short of 12 weeks and I'm pretty sure that is still true. The three suspected roos tend to bicker. We have even heard one crow. The two with very little comb development stay out of it and I'm pretty sure they are hens. So, I just found a place for the suspected roos to go to - some guy who lives on 1 acre and has 30 hens in need of roosters. Sounds like a good place to be. But before I give them away, I just want to have a final check. I suppose I can wait till they are older, but by then the guy may not need any more roosters and then the roos become food at six months. So, long and short of it, any help is appreciated!

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    Can anyone hazard a guess? I love this Black Australorp. It is very stately, I think.
     
  2. Jackiekim

    Jackiekim Out Of The Brooder

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  3. runsw/scissors

    runsw/scissors Chillin' With My Peeps

    The last two are definitely roos! The first, is almost certainly a roo as well.


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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, roos. My BAs did not have that much wattle development until they were 22 weeks and about to pop out an egg.
     
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, you have all roos.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    if those 3 are the 3 pic. here then yes those three are cockerels (pullet to the far left)

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  7. ontimeborzoi

    ontimeborzoi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to know what your fencing is made of, or where you got it. Very attractive!
     
  8. Guinea and Chicken raiser

    Guinea and Chicken raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roos. but we should wait longer....

    Cute, howden.
     
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  9. Jackiekim

    Jackiekim Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks All. The roos are all rehoused at a farm. It was tough, letting them go. I didn't realize just how attached I would be to these guys.

    As to the fence, I got it from Omlet. http://www.omlet.us/
     
  10. Guinea and Chicken raiser

    Guinea and Chicken raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you welcome. maybe if you wait longer some of them may not crow, but if they all do, i'm sorry too that you have all roo.
     

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