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The Mystery Roo and the rest of the flock UPDATED PHOTOS! [email protected]@K

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by palomino777902, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. palomino777902

    palomino777902 In the Brooder

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    Ok, Here is my story.

    I ordered Araucana banty, Partridge Rock banty, Silver Pencil Rock banty and Rhode Island Red banty from McMurray.

    I got them all one day after they hatched. It has been great raising them.

    They are now 12 weeks old.
    I almost have everyone figured out. Breed and sex

    I think I have 15 Roos and 11 hens. Some of the Roos are crowing so I really have them figured out!

    I am first going to post one picture to see how it comes out and I will post the others next.

    In the picture, look at the one standing up tall. That is a mystery guy. I think he is a partridge BUT his head is different than ANY of the other 25.
    He has no waddles growing and no comb growing. I told my husband he is part turkey buzzard. What do you all think?


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  2. palomino777902

    palomino777902 In the Brooder

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    Ok, that didn't work. Standby till I figure it out.
     
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Under your pic click on the option that says IMG code, then paste to your msg
     
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  4. palomino777902

    palomino777902 In the Brooder

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    Ok Here is the mystery roo. Why is his head flat?
     
  5. palomino777902

    palomino777902 In the Brooder

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    From left to right

    RIR hen
    Silver Pencil Hen
    Blue Wheaton Roo
    Right?

    Oh and I should mention, I ordered Araucana.
    I got Ameracauna.

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    Blue Wheaton Roo
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    Ameracauna Roo
    RIR hens
    Partridge Rock hens
    Silver Pencil hen
    Ameracauna hen

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    Our Roo Elvis
    with two girls I hope

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    Some of the bachelors


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  6. palomino777902

    palomino777902 In the Brooder

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    OOPS,
    That first picture with the 3 on the roost, that first hen is a partridge rock, not RIR.
     
  7. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Your RIRs are so pretty and dark...You have a beautiful flock.
     
  8. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    You sure mystery man isn't a she? He looks just like the others except his comb...
     
  9. palomino777902

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    Oh how I wish Mystery Man was a she! HE is crowing so that mystery is solved. LOL!
    He has a very deep voice and the sickest sounding crow ever!

    I kept thinking he just had to be a hen, no comb AT ALL. Completely flat and no wattles either. Weird.

    Tomorrow I will try to get a better photo of him. He is really a skitzo. You will see with a better photo that he really does look different than the rest.

    Thanks for the compliment on my flock. I love them! Just wish my ratio was more hens than roos.
     
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  10. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Doesn't look like a roo to me either I think its a hen. I have one rooster that has very small waddles and his cone is not as large as his hatch mates. I think its because of the big rooster who bullies the rest. Hes hiding the fact hes a male.
     

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