roos or not? help before I eat them!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JodyJo, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have 9 chickens, they were all supposed to be pullets, they are not...question one, do pullets crow?

    I have most of them crowing, and was told that sometimes hens will crow also. Here are a couple of pictures, are these roos or pullets, these are the ones I thought were pullets, but they crow! They are also really tall, inches taller than the other Aust.

    Help...before I get rid of them, I need to know.

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    and are these BR all roos, they all look like this one, I have 4 of these and 5 of the Australorps

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  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of your pictures I'm 100% sure are roosters.

    Yes, pullets can crow, but it's VERY rare. [​IMG]
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    They all look like pullets to me.

    Better pics of the hacke/saddle area and an age would help.
     
  4. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like they're all roos. What breed is the first one? he looks interesting.
    ETA- sorry i went back and read the whole post, and you already named the breed.
     
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  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the first one is an Australorp, I have 5, I thought 2 were pullets, but now I am beginning to wonder.
     
  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will try to get better pics of that area, they are about 5 months old now. Another poster said they all look like roos, I know for certain the BR are...just wondering about the others.
     
  7. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like some pointed hackle feathers on that last one. The rest its hard to see the saddle and hackle feathers, but the tail feathers seem long for a pullet. I would guess they are all roos.
     
  8. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like young roos to me.
     
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the two Australorps I see big legs and feet, roostery tail feathers, shiny feathering on their back and wings, a fierce look to their eyes, etc. I'm sure they're roosters.

    The BRs are no question both roosters.
     
  10. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I see all roosters.
     

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