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Roosters or hens?

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So far, I think my Wyandotte is a pullet along with my little Silkie, but I'm stuck on my other two. The white one is 8 weeks old and a Super Blue Egg layer (from MPC) and my Lav Orp is nearly 7 weeks but seems small. Thoughts? They have been sparring out in the yard but my white one seems a little aggresive in general... 

Lav Orp on the far right

 

Super Blue

 

First and third are the ones in question!

post #2 of 6

The first pic of your Super Blue, the comb looked a lot deeper red.  But it looks more like the others in the third pic.  My money is on all pullets.

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I am not sure how you can tell by the comb if they are roosters or not. I have 3 Barred Rock hens. 2 of them have VERY large, very bright red combs. When they were chicks I thought one of them was a rooster because it was aggressive and made different sounds than the rest. She also had a larger comb than the rest even when she was only 4 weeks old. She has been laying eggs for me every day though! They are just bigger than the rest...


Edited by Raiderdave0109 - 4/3/16 at 5:32pm
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Originally Posted by Raiderdave0109 View Post

I am not sure how you can tell by the comb if they are roosters or not. I have 3 Barred Rock hens. 2 of them have VERY large, very bright red combs. When they were chicks I thought one of them was a rooster because it was aggressive and made different sounds than the rest. She has been laying eggs for me every day though! They are just bigger than the rest...
You can tell by color because a Roos comb turns red way earlier. A hens will stay pale till point of lay. So if it turns red before 4 months it's likely a rooster
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Thanks for the input, y'all! I messaged MPC and shared my pics to get their thoughts and they were leaning towards hen but wanted to see pictures in a few weeks. In talking with other members, it seems that the Super Blues are aggressive and skittish, so maybe it's just a gene/breed thing. 

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The first pic of your Super Blue, the comb looked a lot deeper red.  But it looks more like the others in the third pic.  My money is on all pullets.


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