Roo's?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sonic909, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. sonic909

    sonic909 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to poultry keeping, i got some 14 week old hens 4 weeks ago, but i fear these two rather huge white and black birds might be boys...!;

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    What's peoples opinions!? Male or Female?

    Thankyou!
     
  2. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they are boys.
     
  3. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    I am so to agree. They look like roo's to me too.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Both boys.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Both boys. Those are Barred Plymouth Rocks, Barred Rock or BR for short. You can tell the sex of any barred bird at a very young age, the females will be very 'dark' (like the pullet next to the big guy on the roost) while the males get very 'light' early on. Some can sex them at day-old because of the size and shape of their head spots as well as coloring on the legs.

    ETA: After looking at the pics again, I believe they are Cuckoo Marans...the barred thing still stands and they are still boys though [​IMG]
     
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  6. midd2005

    midd2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm a barred rock owner and my BRs have yellow legs. those legs look white to me. i think i read somewhere that cuckoo marans have the white legs.

    and yeah, if those were BRs, based on the coloring alone, they are definitely roos.
     
  7. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Two hansom boys. [​IMG]
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Yeah, I edited my post about 20 minutes before you posted, I always forget to look at the legs on them! I think they are definitely Cuckoo Marans because of the white legs, but the barred thing for sexing still holds for them.
     
  9. sonic909

    sonic909 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks people!

    They are being exchanged this week for 4 girlies bringing my flock to 8! [​IMG]
     
  10. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boys.
     

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