You all are freakin' me out!!! My BR's cannot be roo's!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by michellerene, May 10, 2007.

  1. michellerene

    michellerene Songster

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    Please tell me these aren't roo's! They are about 4 weeks old, I believe. They were a couple of weeks older than all the other birds I got, so have always been larger and more feathered-- I attributed the comb size to their age. Their combs are not red & there are no wattles developing:

    "Queenie"
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    "Sister Sarah"
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    The two of them together
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    Tell me it ain't so! I cannot have roosters & these were supposed to be sexed pullets.
     
  2. AccidentalFarm

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    They don't appear to be cockerals- but then, 4 weeks is still kind of early to tell. You'll know for sure in another couple of weeks. In my birds I notice the most comb changing going on starting around the 6th week.
     
  3. michellerene

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    Okay... huh. 'Cause to me Queenie looks almost the same as the one someone posted today trying to id the breed & everyone is saying it's a roo! They must be seeing something I'm not. I'm still learning.
     
  4. AccidentalFarm

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    Do you know what thread it is?

    Oh wait, I think I know which one you're talking about ("Not sure what breed they are"). The barred rock or black sex-link in that photo shows much more color in the comb than your picture does. It also looks larger- as in fatter or more 'swollen' looking. The bird in that picture is older than yours by at least a week.
     
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  5. Critter Crazy

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    They look like hen to me.
     
  6. michellerene

    michellerene Songster

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    Rock on! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  7. SkeeredChicken

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    I could pretty much tell what mine were about week 4, I believe. All my pullets looked pretty much like that. And they still do, lol.
     

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