Roos or Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickieMama186, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. ChickieMama186

    ChickieMama186 In the Brooder

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    My chickens are 4 weeks old and I have a good feeling about a few of them but not 100% sure. 20181212_135236.jpg 20181212_135239.jpg
    Rhode Island Red. Leaning toward hen.

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    Barred Rock #1. We have two of these rascals and they look the same. Not sure on their genders.

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    Barred Rock #2.

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    Splash Cochin. This one I'm leaning towards hen. Or maybe that's wishful thinking. Lol

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    Black Copper Maran. Really hoping for this one to be a hen as well. But again, I have no idea.

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    Buff Orpington. I'm about 99% sure he's a roo.

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    Buff Orpington #2. Leaning towards hen.


    I know that it might be a hair too early to truly tell but let me know what you think!
     

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    4 weeks is still a little young. But I'm seeing lots of cockerels. Barred Rocks are cockerels for sure. And so is at least one of you Buff Orpingtons.
     
  3. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    BO1, the two barred rocks and the BCM are cockerels. The RIR, splash cochin and BO2 are pullets.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    :welcome Let them grow a bit and then post free standing profile shots for a better gender identification.
     
  5. Clminer

    Clminer Chirping

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    I’m new to chickens but Buff#1 is definitely a roo. Im curious to how his personality will be. My three buff pullets are my most docile, friendly birds.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Only see one, maybe two, pullet...another couple weeks should tell the tale.
    At 6 weeks all the males will be much redder with larger wattles.
     
  7. ChickieMama186

    ChickieMama186 In the Brooder

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    Thanks! He's super sweet and super curious. He's the first one to investigate everything and is fearless.
     
  8. ChickieMama186

    ChickieMama186 In the Brooder

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    I was wondering when we should start to see some true color definition. Thanks!
     
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  9. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

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    2, 3, 5, and 6, are obvious cockerels. It's too young on the others. Post pics of their combs at 6 weeks.
     
  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    It's still a bit early, but some are definite cockerels (namely both Barred Rocks, and Buff Orpington #1). BCMs are also pretty suspicious. :)

    ~Alex
     

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