When are the roos obvious?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mysterybirds, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Mysterybirds

    Mysterybirds In the Brooder

    May 6, 2007
    I know most everyone here posts in hopes that they don't have roos. I, on the other hand, kee hoping that one is going to suddenly appear in my flock. I had two great rescue roos up until August and then they vanished while I was away. I live in a rural area and they were very determined to be rovers but it still broke my heart.

    My girls are from a hatchery mix. They all seem pretty similar in size and development so I have no reason to think that there could be a boy lurking. But still I hope. At what point in their development would rooishness become clear? They are about 13 weeks old now.
  2. Bamaman

    Bamaman In the Brooder

    Sep 12, 2007
    cullman and auburn, al
    I don't know what kind they are, but at 13 weeks the boys should have a brighter red comb than the girls it should also be a little bigger.
  3. Mysterybirds

    Mysterybirds In the Brooder

    May 6, 2007
    So sad... No, I thik they are all girls. My husband is dead set against getting another rooster (light sleeper) but if one just happened to be a boy, well I would keep it.
  4. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    The barred-rock roo we just 'discovered' in our flock of pullets is 16 weeks now: We figured out he wasn't a pullet 2 weeks ago. So 14 weeks for the barred-rocks.
  5. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    If you can post pic's, it makes it much easier for people to argue over the sex of your chickens [​IMG]

    Added: and besides, everyone likes to see pic's (except those dial up people)
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2007
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Haha! I agree, post pictures! *hugs DSL and LAN1 connections*
  7. Mysterybirds

    Mysterybirds In the Brooder

    May 6, 2007
    Ah, but you see I AM a dialup person. I'd actually like nothing better than to send lots of pictures to be discussed at great length. This is my favorite part of BYC! Instead I'll have to say that there is nothing I can see so far that looks rooish (based on all the pictures all the rest of you have posted) and leave it at that. Just send me some hatchery sexing oops vibes and I'll keep telling Scruffy the Giant that she really would be happier as a boy.[​IMG]
  8. Well, my hatchery-sexed girl Lulu is turning into a huge RooRoo. She's 9 weeks, but i've been watching those wattles grow for a couple weeks. So i can personally attest to the fact that hatcheries are not 100% accurate.

    If you don't find a roo in your own group, why not slip one in when your husband's not looking?
  9. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    Its been my experience that you'll know for sure you have a roo when your neighbors start complaining.
  10. Yes, if you hear a sound like a small girl being murdered in your yard, you just might have a rooster.

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