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Breed of light colored hen and is the Red a Roo?

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both are part of a flock of 12, 6 each. About 13 weeks old I think. What breed is this one?

 

we have 4 of the Reds that look like this. The other 2 have smaller combs and wattles. Do we have 4 Roo's? I cant tell by their feathers. Is it too early?

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For the Red ones, if you have some with small and others with Large then the larger ones are males, sadly. For breed on the first one, I'd say its a "Feedstore Red" which means it could be a sex link, new hamp, or a red egg laying breed as such

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post #3 of 8

The first bird is a red sexlink pullet. The second bird is a Production Red, and is undoubtedly a cockerel. The comb is too red, too early for a pullet, and there is very clear male feathering coming in. Do you see the very shiny, pointed feathering on the neck, shoulder area, and the back? Those are specific to males.

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sunshine
blondie
Chewbacca
Chewbacca
Ash
post #5 of 8
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thank you all. I figured we had some Roo's but wanted to make sure before we make the decision to re-home a few of them.

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sunshine
blondie
Chewbacca
Chewbacca
Ash

Blondie and Sunshine are pullets. The Easter Eggers are cockerels.

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any advice on having 4 cockrels with 8 pullets? The cockerels do fight a bit, not too bad but....

 

Keeping all 4 will become more problematic as they mature. Cockerels raised together can live peacefully, once their pecking order is well established. While the boys may get along, I can promise you that your pullets will not be happy at all. You don't have enough girls to go around, and having 4 hormone riddled, teenage boys to constantly dodge will be a major source of stress. Only keep one, or rehome them all.

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