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On your first bird, the most obvious rooster sign is the red color on the wings/shoulders. That's a male trait, the flashy coloring.

Second bird is definitely a hen.

I'm leaning toward cockerel on the last bird. Not knowing exact age hinders a guess, but the comb is pretty red and there looks to be darker shading on the wings. I guess you'll just have to wait a few weeks and see how it turns out.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Hoping the small one is a hen. I don't think two roosters would be feasible and my daughter has already named it Isabelle. Lol

So I went out to put them in the coop earlier and the small one and rooster were in there. The hen was on the ground so I had to chase her to pick her up and get her in there. She was still at first, but as I tried to ease my hands around her she spooked.

I'm hoping they all eventually just start flying into the coop. That sure makes it easier vs. Trying to catch them.
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