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This is no BR...I think

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rajzwaibel, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. rajzwaibel

    rajzwaibel Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2008
    Almost 4 weeks ago we went to the feed store to get 3 barred rock hens. Now that they are older, I don't think that's what we got. I admit I am by no means an expert, but it looks like we have a roo, a hen, and some breed that I don't know of. I'm hoping someone could help me out please. Thank you very much. The first 2 pics are of the questionable bird. The third is of the hen, and the 4th is of the roo, I believe.

  2. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2007
    Newton, NC
    It looks like the first 2 pics are Austrolorps, and the last 2 pics are br's.
  3. rajzwaibel

    rajzwaibel Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2008
    Thank you. Can anyone confirm if the one BR is indeed a roo? I was hoping to not have one, and if it is indeed a roo, I'm afraid he will end up as dinner in a few months.
  4. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought roo when I saw the last pic...

    Good luck-
  5. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2008
  6. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feel your pain. I have 2 favorite BR type and it looks like 1 of my 2 might be a roo because its comb is bigger, but I haven't given up hope yet!
  7. rajzwaibel

    rajzwaibel Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2008
    Oh, my neighbors will not be pleased [​IMG] Poor guy, maybe I'll find someone who needs a roo and try to give him away first before making him into dinner.
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    It's really really hard to tell at such a young age. The first two could also be Black Giants. Baby chicks all look very similar at such a young age.
  9. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    wait on making the diagnosis on the "boy" sometimes, like with my angel, the comb seems to grow to a point and then stop, making a hen! if that made any sense.... :|

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