(UPDATE p.4) BIG problem! All roosters but 1? I only bought pullets!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amy in NC, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Amy in NC

    Amy in NC In the Brooder

    41
    0
    22
    Jun 19, 2009
    Jacksonville, NC
    Hello everyone. I think I may have a big problem!. I live in a subdivision where I can't have roosters, and I think I have 4 out of my 5 chicken flock. We have grown very attached to our chicks, and I want to be sure of my suspicions before I start selling them off. Unfortunately, I do not have ages for any of them, but no one has laid or tried to crow yet. Here are their descriptions & pics:

    Eileen - This one was my first barred rock. "She" is very sweet but developed a very red comb. She has moderate dark splashes down the front of her legs. My husband refuses to believe that this one is a rooster. She's so friendly that she reminds us of a puppy!
    [​IMG]
    Eileen 1

    [​IMG]
    Eileen 2

    [​IMG]
    Eileen 3


    Sibil - This one was sold to me as a New Hampsire Red pullet from a line of double yolk layers. Within the first week "she" grew a giant comb and is now somewhat larger than all the other chickens. I'm guessing rooster, but holding onto a faint glimmer of hope.

    [​IMG]
    Sibyl 1

    [​IMG]
    Sibyl 2

    [​IMG]
    Sibyl 3

    Gwyn - I know this one is a pullet, but she was sold to me as a buff Brahma. About two weeks ago she began to sprout feathers on her bluish-white legs. I'm thinking she's a buff Cochin?

    [​IMG]
    Gywn 1

    [​IMG]
    Gywn 2

    Wanda - This barred rock has a pretty large comb, but it's lighter than the others. This chicken can sometimes be hateful to the others. "She" is the reason for the crook in Eileen's comb. Her legs are very yellow.

    [​IMG]
    Wanda 1

    [​IMG]
    Wanda 2

    [​IMG]
    Wanda 3

    Scrappy Chick - This chicken was free, and had almost no feathers when I got it. It has developed a very dark comb, but has dark legs.

    [​IMG]
    Scrappy Chick 1

    [​IMG]
    Scrappy Chick 2

    [​IMG]
    Scrappy Chick 3
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    30,363
    230
    456
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Gwyn is the only pullet.

    Sorry.
     
  3. Haley_LinckHillPoultry

    Haley_LinckHillPoultry Songster

    147
    0
    119
    May 10, 2009
    Morris, PA
    Sadly, it appears that way.
     
  4. Amy in NC

    Amy in NC In the Brooder

    41
    0
    22
    Jun 19, 2009
    Jacksonville, NC
    NOOOOO!!! I already knew, but I was in denial. We are going to be so heartbroken to get rid of these guys. Chickens are hard to come by in our area, too.
     
  5. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

    797
    2
    149
    Mar 11, 2009
    Northeast Louisiana
    I am sorry to agree with the others. I have a roo that so far is not acting like one. I will keep Buffy(thought it was a pullet) until a crow just incase I am wrong.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  6. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I don't know. Single combs are hard. I would say they are all pullets. [​IMG] But I don't know ages. So they could be roos.

    I would say if they are 3+ months old they may very well be pullets, otherwise they are roos. Except the buff one of course.
     
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    3,106
    10
    213
    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Eileen is beautiful, and shaped like a pullet. I see no hint of roo in those feathers, except the lightness of the barring... I, personally, wouldn't give up hope on that one yet.
     
  8. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Songster

    258
    0
    129
    Mar 19, 2009
    East Texas! :)
    In case you get more barred rocks...

    A tip...


    Barred rock males have WAY more white... Barred rock females are more black [​IMG]


    Sorry about your roos [​IMG]
     
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    3,228
    81
    233
    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    you've been duped... get refunds..
     
  10. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    3,216
    137
    254
    May 17, 2007
    I say hens all. But then again what do I know. They look just like my "hens." I suggest you wait it out. Your city can't get on your case for keeping roosters if they cannot tell what they are.

    Wait for the eggs. If they are roosters, you will know soon. They will do the rooster stuff.

    Rufus
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: