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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 6:44 pm 
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It's looking increasingly like 3 of the 6 pullets we bought in early Feb are roos. sigh. 'The Captain' went back a while back and then I started to look squinty eyed at 2 of the others. You might laugh I have left it so long but noone is crowing, mounting, being gentlemenly to the ladies :lol: so we have just be enjoying the status quo. I suspect we are running out of time though.
First up, Shirley the light sussex. Approx 26 weeks old
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Compared to Laverne, just out of shot and same age, Shirley is monstrous.
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And Pepper the Australorp who is around 17 weeks. I change my mind every other day, but suspect it is just wishful thinking.
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What do you guys think?


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:29 pm 
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I suspect you already know... :P

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:50 pm 
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There is a hint of red in the australorp so it might be crossed and getting close to lay I'd be iffy on that one but the light sussex is looking boyish.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:38 pm 
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two more cockerels


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:55 pm 
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Pepper is a crossbreed Australorp - the red on the wings, in the hackles, and the orange eye all point to it. Could be a commercial black layer put back to an Australorp rooster to produce this one.

I can see why you're still undecided - there's no truly obvious pointy feathers in the saddle region - although that might be some a little further forward ...


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:27 am 
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Shirley will not be a good egg layer.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 5:58 pm 
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Thanks! The cross breed thing doesn't worry me at all, would just like them with the girl parts as advertised :lol:
As in accordance with Murphy's law Pepper is that one that had the $120 vet visit! Chickens! :aaargh:


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:45 pm 
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I'd change their names to Stan and Peter :rofl: :rofl:


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 9:14 pm 
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fowlslave wrote:
I'd change their names to Stan and Peter :rofl: :rofl:


Or Shirley-Not and Pepper-Pot! :rofl:

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