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Not sure what Gender, Help!

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I got these buff's in April of this year, we asked for all hens but it's obvious by the crowing in the morning that we have a rooster, at least one. When we try to tell gender it goes above our heads since this is our first time raising chickens. We tried to get all 7 in each picture but it wasn't easy. Please help if you can, we just need to know how many chickens and how many roosters and how the heck you can tell the difference. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 9

Sorry to bear bad news, but all but one are cockerels. You can tell by the large combs and wattles, as well as the saddle feathers on the tail of the roosters. 

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2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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post #3 of 9

They all look like cockerels to me. Even the one with the smallest comb and most even coloring has some feathering that looks like male saddle feathers on the back.

post #4 of 9

They all look like cockerels to me, too.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #5 of 9

:welcome

 

 

:hideYeah, no eggs from them.  What a disappointment after raising them since April.  :(  You're set for meat though... Sorry. 


Edited by fshinggrl - 9/24/15 at 4:33pm

-Jackie- MN Mom of twins plus one!
Oh, and not to forget the golden retriever!
3 EEs, 2 Light Brahmas, 2 Black Australorps & 4 Buff Orpingtons!

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-Jackie- MN Mom of twins plus one!
Oh, and not to forget the golden retriever!
3 EEs, 2 Light Brahmas, 2 Black Australorps & 4 Buff Orpingtons!

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post #6 of 9
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really?!! We had one lay an egg, so we have to at least have one hen, that is so disappointing.

post #7 of 9
I think that one that's slightly lighter colored, and slightly smaller (also small comb), would be the pullet.
post #8 of 9

6 cockerels

1 pullet

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #9 of 9

I agree      - also think the one with smallest comb is the pullet - red because as you say, she is laying

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