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Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 3 irish boys, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. 3 irish boys

    3 irish boys Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG]I'm a poultry newbie & any opinions will be greatly appreciated! These 2 are supposd to be an Ameraucana (but more likely an EE), and a Barred Rock. The coloration on the BR leads me to believe maybe it's a black sex-link?? My biggest concern is that I'm thinking they're Roos. They are 5 1/2 weeks old. Thoughts on sexes & breeds please!!?? They were purchdes @ TSC.
     
  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The EE is definitely a cockerel, the something-or-other in the top pic, I'm not sure of [​IMG]
     
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    The second one sort of looks like a pullet, but not much. Those feet are huge!
     
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  4. wackyChris16

    wackyChris16 Out Of The Brooder

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    In my experience with EE's, the second one looks like a cock.
    I don't know what the first one is, but it's not an EE or BR. You'll have to wait and see on the second one to get a somewhat accurate guess on it - chances are that if you bought it from a feed store, it's a pullet. :)
     
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And the 1st one is definitely not a Barred Rock [​IMG]
     
  6. 3 irish boys

    3 irish boys Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm bummed out! I was looking forward to colored eggs:( Do you think the 2nd is most likely a black sex-link then? Other possibilities? Thanks for all your input!
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    First one looks like a black sex link pullet. 2nd one is an EE cockerel.
     
  8. BeekeeperChick

    BeekeeperChick New Egg

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    Just curious, but how can you tell the second one is a boy? What indicators would I look for in my own 5-6 week old flock.
    Thanks.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The comb, leg thickness and the biggest indicator is the red coloring on the wing bow.
     
  10. BeekeeperChick

    BeekeeperChick New Egg

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    Thank you. I checked the rows of feathers on my day old chicks to see if I could see the secondary set of feathers.
    But I wondered what other indicators one looked for when they are older.
    I only ordered a few straight run chicks but even the sexed are only supposed to be @ 80%.
     

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