when do roo's start to act like roo's? PICS

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wendy'sChicksRock, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 17 week old roo's ( well whom I think are roo's ) and I have seen no sign of roo -ish behavior yet.. I have one hen that is laying out of 8 and they are all the same age.
    here is a couple of pics.. roo's right?



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  2. ndemerly

    ndemerly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently learned that with barred rocks, the hens are darker than the roosters because they carry both chromosomes. Hope this helps!
     
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look very much like my hens at 18weeks old..
     
  4. midd2005

    midd2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i see sharp pointy saddle feathers on the butt end of their backs. that and their lighter hue say roo to me. but i'm new to this so best to get confirmation from some pros.
     
  5. dee88

    dee88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pic #1 looks like a roo
     
  6. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both roos I'm. Just wondering at what age do they start acting like roos?
     

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