Too Roo or Not Too Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nicklegoose, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. nicklegoose

    nicklegoose Out Of The Brooder

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    I think a couple of my "hens" have too much roo in them. My concerns are the lighter of the two Wyondottes and the White Auracana. I have included pictures of all the ladies, and perhaps a couple drag queens! Let me know your thoughts.

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    1st and 4th photos are for sure roosters..the rest ..hens
     
  3. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 1st and 4th pics are definitely roosters and the rest are hens
     
  4. Lordofchickens 86

    Lordofchickens 86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    see above posts their right 1 and 4 stew meat the rest eggs


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  5. nicklegoose

    nicklegoose Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't get any good pictures of the two wyondottes, but they are distinctly different in thier coloring and features. One is clearly a hen, with the diminutive comb and wattle. The light highlighted one (pic 5) has a much more defined comb, wattle and ear. I just assumed that this one must be a rooster because their looks were so different. I guess that is a bad assumption?
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    No we can see the roosters hackle and saddle feathers--big difference-the hens do not have these-the hens have short rounded feathers. the roos with have thin and long feathers with points ( now this is not true to all breeds-but for most)
     
  7. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    the Wyandotte looks like a hen to me

    I agree 1 and 4 look like roos
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your pic #3 looks like a gold laced wyandotte hen. Pic #5 is a white leghorn hen. They're known for the big floppy combs. Maybe this is the source of your confusion? I agree, #1 and 4 are roos, the rest hens.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    By the way, the white one - Not an Araucana. [​IMG] Araucanas don't have beards or tails.
     
  10. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pic 5 is not a wyandotte. Looks like a Welsummer (dark brown speckled eggs) or possibly a brown leghorn (white eggs)
     

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