So whos a roo? 7-8 weeks now?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by whatthecluck, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. whatthecluck

    whatthecluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So who may be a roo and what are your guesses at what crosses these guys are?
    Theres 5:
    "Violet" is the all black with dark legs
    "Hettie" the roo suspect black greasy head lol, big eyes, hair sticks out on top and on the sides, copper and black body
    "Zoe" the barred one
    "Charlotte" the light wheat mixed color one
    "Gertrude McFuzz" Copperish one that is getting red wattles? and weird red pea comb?
    SO heres their mugshots as of today: Any roos? And what crosses do you think?
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    the crosses would be from:
    Black Copper Marans Roo, Wheaten Marans Roo, Blue Ameraucana Roo, Welsummer Roo over the following hens:
    Cuckoo Marans, Deleware, Welsummer, Wheaten Marans, Black, Blue and Wheaten Ameraucanas.
    what traits in each do you think are from what breeds? I am trying to learn id better and need input [​IMG]
     
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  2. whatthecluck

    whatthecluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I updated the first pic to show Hettie from the front looking to my completely cluelessly untrained eye like a roo. But then if you look at the other pics you can see how well "she" blends in with the rest.
     
  3. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    The tuft (mohawk) on hettie has me stumped. The beard/cheek tufts would be an Americauna trait, so I'm guessing she's part Americauna. Guessing who is who though, is really hard. Americauna's are hard to sex even when we KNOW they are cauna's. My guess is that hettie is part ameracauna and part welsummer and is, in fact, a cockeral.
    Zoe could also be a boy. She/he must be part cuckoo marans (the stripes) but I have no idea what her other side is.
    The one on the left in the bottom picture could also be a boy. You have a lot of wattles (red on jaw-line) for girls at that age.

    Honestly, we may not know what mixes they are until they start laying eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. whatthecluck

    whatthecluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:MY guess on Hettie was close to that I was thinking...Black Copper Maran roo over Black Ameraucana hen...but I was wondering the same thing...whats with the top knot? I thought the Welsummer feathers were a lighter color and the roos heads are the copper..though her head looks more Ameraucana (except the top part lol). Zoe is definitely cuckoo maran I was wondering if under wheaten maran as I dont think I see Ameraucana traits (but my eye is a total novice which is why I ask). I was wondering about the comb on her....
    Gertrude McFuzz has some serious red wattles....hmmmm....3 roos in that group would be uncool considering the ratio. We are wanting pullets only obviously...what does one do with the roos the poor girls would get tired of them no? Also they can be agressive with the kiddos so that would concern me too. {sigh}
    Will have to see.
     
  5. whatthecluck

    whatthecluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any guesses that those three are definitely roos? Holding out hope for more responses [​IMG]
     

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