Two roos out of 8 sexed? UPDATE make that 3/8? second opinion pls

metraideanne

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 15, 2010
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I bought some chicks from a local farming store all supposed to be sexed female. I know I heard a practice crow this morning and I suspect I have two roos. I was also told I was purchasing 2 buff orpingtons and 4 ameraucanas. I think I got 4 easter eggers and I'm not sure what the other two are. I also got 2 sex links so they better be what they are suppose to be


Here is "Ameraucana roo?"
Dot



The "orpingtons"
Red

Goldie


and the other "Ameraucanas"
Thing 1

Thing 2

Teddy


Thank you in advanced for your help.

UPDATE
Here is possible roo #3
 
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Tala

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
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Benton (Saline County) AR
Those are NOT Orpingtons, they are some kind of Reds. Probably Production Reds, or maybe hatchery RIR's.

The Easter Eggers look to be really mixed breed. That white rooster in the top pic has green legs but a single comb
The Red in the same pic is a rooster as well, I think it's the one you call Red.

The other EE's look like pullets so far, but they are hardest for me to sex.
 

anniem

Songster
9 Years
Mar 17, 2010
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Eugene, OR
I agree with the others.
I ended up with 2 of 6 being roos (1 easter egger, 1 speckled sussex). Good thing I got some sex-links because I am not having luck with the ladies!
Seems to be pretty common.
 

RAREROO

Crowing
10 Years
Jul 22, 2009
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Alapaha, Ga
Yes You have Easter Eggers and Production Reds, not Ameraucanas and Buff Orpingtons.

And yes the first two are roos.
 

skypatrol

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 2, 2010
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The last one "teddy" looks exactly like the ones I bought as Ameraucanas

 
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anniem

Songster
9 Years
Mar 17, 2010
204
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Eugene, OR
Feed/farm stores always have "ameracaunas" that come from hatcheries and are really easter eggers. Real ones come from breeders and cost a lot more than a few dollars.
 

Sillystunt

Master of the Silly
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Jul 11, 2008
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Quote:That's a buff...............

red sex links will be red with some white feathers in the mix.

I agree with the white one being a roo............ee mix with single comb???

Others are EE's but a couple have the slate legs and could lay blue eggs. Some ee's even though they are mixed breed true. Usually color and legs rule them out.

reds are poduction reds...not dark enough to be RIR. They are GREAT egg layers and i LOVE mine!!!!!
 

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