Roos or hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Redwolf141, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Redwolf141

    Redwolf141 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One SLW and one speckled sussex they are suppose to be hens but i wonder, both are 7 weeks old. The SLW is stella and my gitlfriends fav so really hoping for a,hen. The SS is daisy. They dont carry themselves like roos but i will leave that to the experts.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Both birds appear to be cockerels.
     
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  3. Redwolf141

    Redwolf141 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks Queen....not what I was hoping to here that means oit of 8 egg layers I got 2 roos and a dark cornish....not a very good start to my egg laying flock.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Dark Cornish can actually be decent layers. Not great, but decent. My girls give me 3-4 eggs per week.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    both cockerels - I'm sorry [​IMG]
     
  6. MMorganE

    MMorganE Out Of The Brooder

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    I say 1 roo and 1 hen. My hen is identical to yours.
     
  7. Redwolf141

    Redwolf141 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you ......which hen?
     
  8. Redwolf141

    Redwolf141 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks Diva....no need to be sorry just have to find new homes for them if they are indeed roosters.
     
  9. MMorganE

    MMorganE Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe not identical...but Ill show you what I am talking about.
    Your chicken on the left in the second picture... You notice how her "comb" is kinda wide and although it sticks up a little, ita flat and not pointed? That is exactly how my hens (in pic) "comb" is. Wide, not totally flat, but not pointy.
    But then your other chicken....his comb sticks up and is pointy. Its very narrow and not at all wide. Therefore, you have a hen on the left and a roo on the right. :)
    Shouldn't be long before he crows. Mine was about that size when he started TRYING (it was hilarious) to crow.
    There ya go :)
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    This is not correct. The differences between combs you are describing are genetic differences and are based on ancestry and breed, not gender. Certain breeds will develop single combs, others rose, others walnut, and sometimes pea or V combs and even Buttercup.

    Wyandottes are a rose comb breed and both cocks and hens will show flat combs. Sussex are a single comb breed and both cocks and hens will show single combs. Males will always be larger but not differently shaped.

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    Wyandotte cock, rose comb

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    ? Cock, single comb

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    Barred Rock hen, single comb

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    Comb type charts
     

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