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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!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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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!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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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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