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Newbie here! Is this a rooster?

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Hi there, first post here and I need some help sexing this bird..

I got these 2 chickens last night and was told they are both hens, although the breeder (a kid) wasnt 100% sure..
They are 8 weeks old. I'm pretty sure the gold bird is a hen but not so sure about the other.

The feathers around the neck are blunt/rounded at the ends.

Hope the pics are ok...they are very lively big_smile.png





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Originally Posted by Emeralds View Post

Hi there, first post here and I need some help sexing this bird..

I got these 2 chickens last night and was told they are both hens, although the breeder (a kid) wasnt 100% sure..
They are 8 weeks old. I'm pretty sure the gold bird is a hen but not so sure about the other.

The feathers around the neck are blunt/rounded at the ends.

Hope the pics are ok...they are very lively big_smile.png






Rooster and I agree the other one is a pullet
post #3 of 7

Comb and wattle development-cockerel.

post #4 of 7

Gold one - pullet. White one - cockerel. :)

Hens:24 x Golden Sex LInk, 5 x Rhode Island Red, 5 x Barred Rock, 3 x Light Brahma/Rhode Island Red cross, 3 x Buff Orpington, 2 x Rhode Island Red/? cross, 3 x Rhode Island Red/Easter Egger? cross and 2 x Buff Orpington roosters. Bantam hens:2 x Bearded d'Anver, 1 x Silver Laced Cochin,1 x Black Dutch, 1 x Black Dutch rooster and 1 x Bearded d'Anver rooster.
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Hens:24 x Golden Sex LInk, 5 x Rhode Island Red, 5 x Barred Rock, 3 x Light Brahma/Rhode Island Red cross, 3 x Buff Orpington, 2 x Rhode Island Red/? cross, 3 x Rhode Island Red/Easter Egger? cross and 2 x Buff Orpington roosters. Bantam hens:2 x Bearded d'Anver, 1 x Silver Laced Cochin,1 x Black Dutch, 1 x Black Dutch rooster and 1 x Bearded d'Anver rooster.
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post #5 of 7

The white one looks like a rooster to me.

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!

 

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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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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 #6 of 7

gold pullet  -   white cockerel

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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies folks. Now I'm worried as I've never had a rooster before. sad.png
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