Rueful over possibility of Roos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by devora, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did a search for this but couldn’t find it:

    Can I definitively sex my 13 wk old chickens?

    I read on another thread that if they have pink comb at 10 wks (as mine did) then they are roos. Noooo! We can’t have any roos here and hate to think of dispatching any of them.

    We have White Leghorns, BRs, a Golden-laced wyandotte, and a Turken. Only the Wyandotte has no comb at all.

    Any way to find out more?
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2007
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Post some pictures of them [​IMG] A slightly red one isn't a bad sign for sure at 13 weeks. A white leghorn roo at 8 weeks will have a HUGE comb copared to girls. They are easy to sex, the female leghorns at 8 weeks will have pink combs.
     
  3. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanx for the advice! I am clueless sometimes. I guess I am having a bit of a freak-out here worrying whether or not our babies are roos. I finally got some pix (after much effort: I’m not so hot w/ webstuff). Sorry if the quality isn’t the usual BYC standard!

    So, roos?

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  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are great pic's [​IMG] You have 3 little girls there.

    The reason the Wyandotte appears to have no comb is because they have rose combs. Even as adults the comb is small and lays close to the head. [​IMG]
     
  5. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you thank you thank you thank….well, I could go on and on. Yes. I could. Thank you!

    How do you know this stuff??? It’s like magic to me. [​IMG]

    Now I can sleep tonight not having to dream of beheadings!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Oh yeah, you got some nice looking girls there. I can tell you for one thing with leghorns, roos got the comb your girl has by 4 weeks if not on the 3rd week!
     
  7. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pfft! No worries. You have hens! My 8 weekers have combs the size of Montana.
     
  8. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like hens to me. No roosters. You have some great looking hens. [​IMG]
     
  9. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Man, I dig this site.

    JOY![​IMG]
     
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  10. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, advice for when you get more chickens, often the waddles on the roos will start poking out early as well. That's one way to tell - sometimes the combs don't redden up right away, but if their huge, you can have a pretty good idea.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2007

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