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At what age can you tell if it's a rooster?

post #1 of 8
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I would think by 8 weeks, it would be fairly apparent, no?

One of my hens (EE) is significantly bigger than the other girls, and engages in some rooster-like behavior.  But her comb looks no different from the others.  Wouldn't it look more developed if she was a he? 

Thanks for any opinions.

We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken? 

-S. Parkes Cadman

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We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken? 

-S. Parkes Cadman

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post #2 of 8

I think pics of the chick in question may help. I would include a close-up of the face (including the comb and waddles) and a full body pic.

post #3 of 8
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I tried to get a full body pic, and she was not accomodating.  But here are two clear ones I managed.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/bygones75/IMG_1846.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/bygones75/IMG_1847.jpg

She is in the foreground in the second one...

We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken? 

-S. Parkes Cadman

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We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken? 

-S. Parkes Cadman

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post #4 of 8

Hummmm .. I'm not sure. Here is a link to another similar question with pics of a boy and a girl EE. Maybe those pics will help and what Speckled hen says about them my help too.

Hopefully someone with lots of experience will help you with this!!big_smile

post #5 of 8
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I didn't get the link.  Could you post it again please?  Thanks!

We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken? 

-S. Parkes Cadman

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We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken? 

-S. Parkes Cadman

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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by bygones75 

I didn't get the link.  Could you post it again please?  Thanks!


OMG! I'm not with it just yet! wink

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=156577

post #7 of 8

Hmmmm, not much comb growing yet, but cockerals tend to color up in the face about this age. Pullets don`t get pinkish faces until just before they begin to lay......Pop

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Siyah Rampuri Asil, White Chinese, Emden, and African Geese, Guineas, a Rottweiler (Bella), and a Yellow Lab (Booger). Fifty five years with chickens and still learning.

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In God We Trust

Siyah Rampuri Asil, White Chinese, Emden, and African Geese, Guineas, a Rottweiler (Bella), and a Yellow Lab (Booger). Fifty five years with chickens and still learning.

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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

So the fact that she's got some color in her comb may be an indicator?

I have to say... I'll be crushed if she's a rooster.  We live in rather close quarters in this community.  There's no way to have a rooster.  And it's such a nice chicken.  sad

Guess I'll post pics again in a couple weeks and see what y'all have to say.  No crowing yet!

We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken? 

-S. Parkes Cadman

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We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken? 

-S. Parkes Cadman

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