The Big Fat Is This A Rooster? Thread

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by XxMingirlxX, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Talonstorm

    Talonstorm Out Of The Brooder

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    All of you make me sad. Seriously, out of the 5 eggs I hatched, 3 have turned out to be roos. Gahhhhh! [​IMG]
     
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I know how that is!
     
  3. Sevy

    Sevy New Egg

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    Hey everybody, back again.
    We ended up returning those roos. The breeder ended up being really great!
    So now we have a couple New Hampshires. Which were both apparently laying when we got them and both looked like hens when we picked them up.
    Denise has started laying again and we're still waiting on Katherine. Who is starting to look like a Karl to me.
    But I might just be paranoid from last time, so I figured I'd ask for an expert opinion!
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    And next to Denise. Both are tiny compared to the other roosters.

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  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Do you know how old they are? Her face looks like a hen, but she shouldn't have such curly tail feathers. She looks like some of my older hens that are no longer laying (it's not uncommon for older hens to grow sickle feathers and spurs). Also I think they may be red sex links instead of New Hampshire's with those white tails.
     
  5. Sevy

    Sevy New Egg

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    Apparently 6-8 months. I did ask if they were sex links after seeing them in person (as I've had isa browns in the past) and was told they were all new hampshires, which is what they were advertised as. Other than the tail there's no behavioural signs, no fighting, crowing or mounting. She's very much the beta chook. Just no eggs from her :/
     
  6. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, based on the tail feathers I would say one boy one girl, based on the mannerisms I would say both girls but they don't really look like new Hampshires.
     
  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Both pullets. Both not New Hampshire.

    They may be the offspring of hatchery stock New Hampshire which is more accurate to simply call a production red. Hatcheries don't breed to standard and blend breeds to achieve high laying standards. I'm not saying the person selling is misleading only that to breeders serious about the standard and individual breed these are absolutely not New Hampshire.
     
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  8. Areolyn

    Areolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like sex links to me, pullets on that.
     
  9. Sevy

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    I'll just wait it out then!
    I thought they were sex links, so I'm glad I'm not losing the plot :)
     
  10. clarsen5325

    clarsen5325 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's hard for me to tell if these are saddle/ hackle feathers... Here are some close up pics, let me know what you think. [​IMG]
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