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#1 2011-10-10 17:37:38

Island Girl
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Are they all roos ??

What is the earliest age that we might be able to sex our EOs with relative accuracy? I thought I read something covering this on this site but can't seem to find it. If you can direct me to it that would be great. My chicks all seem to have a nice little comb started but they wouldn't all be roos, would they?  :banginghead: As this is my first bunch of chicks I'm not sure if the hens comb is also that noticeable as chicks.

XOX Monika

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#2 2011-10-10 17:49:28

gubi
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Re: Are they all roos ??

I would say 3 weeks old.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#3 2011-10-10 18:01:26

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Re: Are they all roos ??

Thanks gubi, they are 3&1/2 weeks old now so I am going to take pictures and post them and maybe I can get some opinions on their sex.  Should I just do a close up of their heads to check out combs, or a total body shot with wings and tail feathers too?

XOX Monika

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#4 2011-10-10 18:12:22

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Re: Are they all roos ??

How about both?  We love to see pictures;)


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#5 2011-10-10 18:40:03

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Re: Are they all roos ??

Stance seems to tell a lot so yes, both would be great! I'll bet there are some girls hiding in there :)

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#6 2011-10-11 03:41:01

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Re: Are they all roos ??

OK most of my pictures were out of focus but I did accidentally learn how to do a video :P Not the best quality but not too bad for the first kick at the cat. Not sure if it shows the stance or the combs well enough but I thought I would post it anyhow.

XOX Monika

well that didn't work now did it, does anyone know how to post a video?  :banginghead:

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#7 2011-10-11 04:02:43

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Re: Are they all roos ??

=D lol
sorry don't know.


Mainly raising Norwegian  Jaerhorn’s, Partridge  Chantecler’s, White Chantecler’s,  Euskal Oiloas, Ameraucana’s, Wheaten Maran’s, Barred Rock Cochin’s, White Silkie’s , Saxony Ducks, Rouen Clair ducks, Australian Spotted Ducks Lavender Guinea Fowl, Welsh Mountain Sheep, Cashmere Goats and Texas Longhorn Cattle.

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#8 2011-10-11 05:00:08

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Re: Are they all roos ??

Oh well, here are a few pictures that may help ;)


http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/eocombsroos018.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/eocombsroos022.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/eocombsroos025.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/eocombsroos053.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/eocombsroos022.jpg

XOX Monika

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#9 2011-10-11 09:43:48

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Re: Are they all roos ??

sorry to tell you but 1, 2, and 5 are roosters for sure and I can't see #4 clearly enough to tellfor sure.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#10 2011-10-11 12:44:30

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Re: Are they all roos ??

:whistle: I have to agree.  They look nice and light though as roosters, you should have lots to choose from.  I think at that age the females comb tends to be no taller than the head feathers.  I have been noticing for most of mine that the female comb is more orange and the roo comb more bubble gum pink too.  I thought it might be down to skin/leg colour, but I don't think so now.

They are big chicks, I can't believe how big MV is!  I said she'd be barred with that white head dot she had!

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#11 2011-10-11 16:38:43

Island Girl
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Re: Are they all roos ??

Thanks guys =D I have to admit I couldn't tell who was who after the first bunch of pictures and was having camera issues so today I will be more organized and number the chicks etc. with new pictures, maybe I will find some girls in there. SLF I too am amazed at the size of them, the longer I have them the more in awe of them I am! MV is such a character, 'she' has a little comb but a big attitude. She loves to check out everything she can!

XOX Monika

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#12 2011-10-11 17:28:09

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Re: Are they all roos ??

Don't worry IG I'm convincing the girls to only lay daughters! :)

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#13 2011-10-12 01:54:57

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Re: Are they all roos ??

Go girls go! Susan do you have others waiting for eggs as well or will I be able to get enough to fill both of my brinsea bators? How are they laying for you now that the nights are getting cooler? Its far from cold here but my layers seem to think that they should be waiting for better weather. I am hardly getting any eggs these days.

XOX Monika

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#14 2011-10-12 15:41:12

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Re: Are they all roos ??

They weren't laying so well so I put them on lights for a couple hours in the morning (on at about 5am), the last few days I'm getting 5-7 eggs, so it seems to be helping, though they still aren't that big.  No one else is waiting for hatching eggs right now - only my egg customers wanting eating eggs. :P How many would you like?

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#15 2011-10-13 00:49:52

Island Girl
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Re: Are they all roos ??

:cheer: 36 please :cheer:

XOX Monika

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#16 2011-10-13 01:07:00

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Re: Are they all roos ??

:thumbsup: we got another one addicted!


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#17 2011-10-13 01:53:33

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Re: Are they all roos ??

:doI?: :thumbs:

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#18 2011-10-13 02:45:38

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Re: Are they all roos ??

will do - as much as I can get the girls to lay in a decent amount of time! At 5-7 per day it would be 6 days of collecting before sending> I wonder if 2 shipments would result in more babies or if I should just send as many as I can colect in 4 days.  I want to get you as many eggs as possible< the early morning lighting seems to be helping to persuade them to lay

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