Roos or Pullets? Please help me try to figure it out. Pics included.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nyice, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. nyice

    nyice Songster

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    So I have 12 chicks at a little over 6 weeks old and it's time try to figure out which is a pullet and which is a Roo. Is it too early to tell?

    By next weekend the flock will be split. 6 staying here and 6 to my sister. If anyone would like to give me their input I would appreciate it.

    One more question. When do roosters typically start crowing?


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    #1 Cochin - Name: Omelet we think she may end up a splash cochin. Hoping she is a pullet. She is the chick in my avatar. [​IMG]


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    #2 Black Cochin


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    #3 White Cochin

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    #4 Partridge Cochin

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    #5 Australorp 1


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    #7 She is buff with a little bit of coloring on the edge of her wings and around her neck. We were told that the yellow chicks we bought were buff orphingtons - Don't think she is....any suggestions?

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    #8 Buff and Tan - Thought she was a orphington as well - but unsure now.

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    # 9 Buff - Same as above two - Not sure on breed.

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    #10 All black with bluish feet

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    #11 Black with brown head and bluish feet. Could he/she possibly be a EE. She had some in her flock. I think this one might be a roo as well.

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    #12 White and not sure what breed. I think this one is a roo.
     
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  2. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

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    I'm seeing all girls.... The Australorp #2 may be questionable with those waddles though??

    Do you have a front view of that chicken?
     
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  3. nyice

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    If that is true, you have given me such good news. I noticed the waddle today on Australorp #2. I will try to get a front view picture tomorrow.

    Would love to see a picture of your catahoula/rat terrier? Me and the hubby were just wondering what that mix would look like.
     
  4. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    I would say maybe 2 roos, but it looks like almost all pullets.
     
  5. chickenbottom

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    ide agree the white one with at the top looks questionable and the australorp but out of those lots of girls
     
  6. nyice

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    I found a better picture I hope.
    The one in front is Australorp #2
     
  7. SpringChickens

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    I think your white cochin is a roo. The top of the three "BO's" is the only one which I think is actually a BO. Next one is a red sex-link (def. pullet), and the next one is either a RIR or another red sex-link. Does she have a lot of white feathers in her as well, if so, red sex-link.

    Next one looks like black sex-link pullet to me.

    Next, cross pullet ???

    Last one is a white leghorn roo? I think?
     
  8. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

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    Your partirdge cochin is very pretty.
     
  9. nyice

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    Quote:Which white? The cochin? Aw, I hope not.
     
  10. bethandjoeync

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    i think it's hard to say at 6 weeks what the gender is, I would give it 3 more weeks to be sure. I think roos typically start crowing (normally) around 11 weeks at the earliest, but some have had them crow as early as 2 weeks so who knows.

    I think the "buffs" pics 7-9 look more like red and golden sex links

    pic #10 looks like a black sex link, you can see a little red in the breast that makes me think that

    and the very last picture of the white chick, looks pretty leggy to me, maybe a leghorn pullet
     

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