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Roosters??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HuestisFarm, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so as I posted previously, I wanted to know whether or not I have some roos in the bunch. After furthur examination, these are the ones I have an inkling about, but I want to be absolutely sure before I take them away from the hens. I've already taken 2 of them out - the black Silkie cross & one of the black/whites (don't know their breed). [​IMG]

    Also - if you can - could you please identify their breeds?!

    1.) I'm sure quite sure it's a roo. Buff Orpington?
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    2.) I'm thinking I see some saddle feathers, yes?
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    3.) This one has some green coloring on its feathers.
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    4.) I'm very unsure about this one.
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    5.) This is another one that I'm very unsure of.
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    6.) This is one of the boys I already took out.
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    7.) Here's the Silkie cross I took out too. Any idea what he may be mixed with?
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I KNOW that number 1 is BO roo. Pretty boy!!!! I am unsure on the others.
     
  3. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    All are boys. The buffs look like Buff Rocks rather than Orpingtons, notice the yellow legs.

    Numbers 3 and 5 look like Black sex link males. Number 4 could be too, but I think he's a cross of different breeds, possibly Buff Orp x White Leghorn?
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree the buffs look like buff rocks. Not sure on the others
     
  5. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so they are indeed all boys then? [​IMG]
     
  6. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    It seems like most are boys. #5 looks pulletish to me. I'm sorry. Poor roos. I wish they laid eggs too.[​IMG]
     
  7. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I would've said #5 was a hen, but he has some sheeny-green feathers on his wings. So I'm still inclined to think he is a roo.

    I don't know why I should be surprised... these guys were all bought at an auction & my DH said they were all in a wire cage, so he couldn't really get a good look at them! *grumbles*
     
  8. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Green feathers doesn't always mean roo, and this one looks to be a mix. But maybe I am seeing saddle feathers. That is the only iffy one to me.

    Ugh. I am sorry.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That barred roo with green feathers in the tail is a black sexlink rooster, IMO. All the pics I see look like roosters. I see pointy saddles on them all.
     
  10. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The only ones I couldn't really see pointy saddles on is #'s 3,4 & 5. But then again, I have an untrained eye. [​IMG]
     

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