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2 out of 6 are roosters?

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I KNOW there are different schools of though on how early you can spot a rooster. But I've got two buffs with baby wings, and no tail feathers. All four others have long wings and tail feathers. What do you think? The place I got them guarantees sex, and told me I could bring them back, but we've gotten attached to them:( Here are some pics. I think it's pretty noticeable....

 

I've posted a question on our town fb page to see if I can even have roosters (Mendon, MA.) 

 

 

 

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If they're all the same breed I say boy, if different breed they could just be a slower feathering breed <3

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Originally Posted by CascadiaRiver View Post
 

If they're all the same breed I say boy, if different breed they could just be a slower feathering breed <3


Same breed. Just found out I CAN have a rooster, so I might keep one. Will need to rehome the other. 

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Last year I ordered 8 buff pullets, and 2 were roosters. I was suspicious early on. The ones with shorter wing feathers and minimal tail feather growth at 2 weeks both turned out to be boys. I gave one away but kept the one that was better with the ladies.
Two to Three week old male:

4 week old female


You can see the difference.
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