Uh oh, I think I have a roo!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by StellaLenoir, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. StellaLenoir

    StellaLenoir In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2007
    These little chicks are only a week or so old. Was told they were sexed and 97% or so pullets.

    The roos were supposed to be marked.

    We got 2 each RIR, EE, Buff orpington and these Barred rocks,

    so am I correct in thinking this one is a roo? He or she, has a bigger comb and its wings are diff, they are not nearly as developed as the other barred rock.

    pic one just the suspected roo

    pic two, both the barred rocks, the roo is in the back


    what do you think?????

    Also can anyone share tips on how to sex the others?

    The EE, RIR and buff orpingtons? thanks
  2. Kristina

    Kristina Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    South Louisiana
    hmmmm.....I think you might be right that a little roo snuck in there! I'm not much into standard breeds but I would say to me it looks like a boy.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Could be.

    It had long been recognized that the size of the light head
    spots in Barred Plymouth Rocks varied in the two sexes. The
    males tend to have larger headspots and the females to have
    darker colored legs. However, this method has not been sufficiently
    accurate to be of much commercial value.
    Quinn and Knox (1939) attempted to separate the sexes of
    Barred Plymouth Rocks by means of the intensity of the black
    pigment in the down and legs. In different lots of chicks they
    report 83.5, 86.1 and 91.8 percent accuracy.
    Jerome (1939) describes a method of sex identification in
    Barred Plymouth Rocks based upon the regularity of the outline
    of the head spot rather than the size of the spot. Those chicks
    having headspots irregular in outline and scattered in appearance
    are males while the females tend to have headspots with
    more regular outlines. The author claimed an accuracy of 90
    percent or better when considering only the headspot and 95
    percent if the color of the legs was included in the consideration.
    The Canadian Department of Agriculture (Anonymous 1941)​
  4. gardener

    gardener Songster

    Oct 8, 2007
    Willamette Valley
    On my RIR's the girls had started growing their tail feathers before the boy did. At three weeks they had long tails and he had just started.
  5. StellaLenoir

    StellaLenoir In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2007
    ok its head spot is also much much more white and better defined.
  6. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    It sure does look "roo-ish"
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sure looks like a roo. And sexing by pro's is about 90%
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I just like the blue nail polish.

    Hey, cute little roo ya got there.
  9. StellaLenoir

    StellaLenoir In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2007
    Well I took him back to the feed store and exchanged for anouther easter egger.

    They were happy to have him back as someone called looking for a BR roo.

    So all worked out in the end.

    Now all we have to worry about is that the 8 we have are girls! So far, thats the feeling I get about them. LOL!

    When I do the highly scientific method of asking are you a boy, none, spoke up and said yes..............so................

    oh well time will tell. But I cant wait for eggs!!!!! [​IMG]

    thanks for the compliment on my fab nail color! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2007

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