We have a roo (s) and don't know who! Help please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tissy, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Tissy

    Tissy New Egg

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    We have 6 chickies who are just about 12 weeks old and started hearing some crowing in the last couple of days. I need to find out who it is and get him/them re-homed asap. The last rooster (feral) in our neighborhood was brutally murdered by one of our neighbors. This is our first chicken raising experience. We have 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Barred Rock (Plymouth?), 1 Black Austrolorp, 1 Ancona, 1 Delaware and 1 Leghorn. I am pretty sure the Buff and the Barred ones are hennies who most definitely are camera shy. Not a gender question but, when does one clip wings? Mrs. Cheepers is impressive in her flight distance and altitude. Thank you for your help.
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  2. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need closer pictures of neck and back and combs. cant see any detail on the first one. Happy has a solid comb, but tail feathers dont look rooish yet. Lily cant see tail and daisy need close ups!
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    None of those look like cockerels. If I HAD to pick one it'd be Mrs Cheepers, but I'm just not seeing it.
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they all look like pullets, do you have a picture of your barred rock?
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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  6. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of them look like roos. What's the crowing sound like? Are you sure it's coming from your pen?
     
  7. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Females will crow a low gargly type of crow sound if they become "top hen".
     
  8. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I am gonna say its the first one, if any at all, but I think she's a she too... Maybe its another roo in the neighborhood...
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    All of those look like pullets. Have any pics of your barred rock and delaware?
     
  10. All hens but could you get a closer pic of Mrs. Cheepers?
     

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