Roos or Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by turnerstar31, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are from some eggs that I hatched this summer. They are around 20 wks. old. What do you think roos or hens?

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  2. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    I am just throwing my guess in here to start seeing how I stand up against the pros. This is far from gospel, but they look like all hens to me. Good luck, Suz
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think 1 & 3 are hens. Not sure on #2...neck feathers look pointy and tails feathers not real long, so that's a bit odd. Based on the neck I would have guessed boy, but the tail I would have guessed girl. Hmmm, you got me stumped. Hopefully someone else will know.

    Jody
     
  4. Kristina

    Kristina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree that they all look like hens. At 20 weeks old they would have muchmore prominent combs and wattles it seems. I'm sure you would have crowing from them by now.
     
  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    1. Hen
    2. Roo
    3. Hen

    2 might be a late bloomer, but it is DEFINITELY a rooster. The pointy feathers and the masculine neck/head/eye give it away.
     
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  6. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I was thinking that the middle was a boy but some of my others have crowed and have not heard anything from that one. It had me majorily stumped though since it did look more boyish than the other ones.
     
  7. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    From the build I'd guess #2 is female, but not at all sure. Do you know it's parentage? I love that color!

    The others are also very good looking, sure argues in favor of cross breeding! How else would you find a buff-laced-barred bird with a half crest like #3? [​IMG]
     
  8. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    lucky you! they are all female! and #2 will be laying soon!
     
  9. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All hens. I agree that at 20 weeks #2 would have much more prominent wattles and comb. The whole "pointy feathers" thing is really relevent to the bird in question. In some breeds, hens can have very pointy hackles. I've never had a roo actually even develop the truly pointy hackle feathers before it started crowing. I mostly use the comb and wattles as a sexing tool. Right now I have some 7 week old chicks and the roos have been obvious for a few weeks, even the EE's. The only ones that keep me guessing are those darn silkies!

    Richard

    P.S. I also agree that you will be seeing an egg from #2 soon!
     
  10. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    They are very pretty, what are the mixes?
     

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