I was told these 2 were about 3 to 4 months old, pure bred, pullets. I am not so sure--what do you guys think?
they look like they are a cornish/game mix to me and one at least a cockerel again just my opinion
Well I got some more pics when the rain decided to let up...They actually cooperated with me today too! I got a good deal on them even if they end up on the table. $4/bird. I have only dealt with single combed chickens and can usually sex by the comb early on, but these 2 have me wondering. I appreciate the help even if I have to wait until they crow or lay to be 100%.
their tails are saying cockerels
Hrm, this is a tough one. Usually with Indian Games, you get GINORMOUS elephant legs on the males. I mean ginormous! These birds have very slender legs in comparison.
I would actually vote pullets on this one
I have several Dark Cornish about this same age. Two roosters and 1 pullet, and 15 that are about 6 weeks old. My roosters still have some brown on them but not as much as they did have. Their black feathers are beginning to shine quite green whereas the pullets feathers are not. I can already tell which of the young ones are going to be roos and which pullets.
This is my hen at about 3 months. Her comb has turned gray.
This is one of my roosters at the same age (these were taken June 26th)
He has an obvious red comb.
The other rooster...
Actually when they are more upright their legs are longer but not "GINORMOUS" :) and I had always thought they had short legs when I looked at pics before mine grew this big.
To me, yours both look like roos.
My two don't look half the size of yours...I mean they might weigh 3 lbs and that is PUSHING it. I was really hoping they would be hens. I contacted the fella I got 'em from and he will not respond. I wonder if that means he knows he sold me males? Maybe that is why they were so cheap...I asked if these 2 ended up crowing if I could come trade em for some hens as I was very specific that I wanted 2 females. There was one a bit bigger than these 2 and had lots of green sheen that he told me was male. So I don't know. I know time will tell, but I have them in with several girls and a big barred plymouth rock roo. I am watching for viscous types of fighting and so far none.
Crossing my fingers for some eggs soon from my 2 speckled sussex (March 17 hatch date) and their combs are starting to turn reddish. Single combed birds seem much easier to guess at.
You can tell more about the size of mine in the last pic by comparing the chicken to the 4x4 landscaping timber that it is in front of. They are the same size as my other breeds of chickens except they are slender. They don't weigh a lot either. It was quite easy to tell the sex on these when they were fairly young by their reddening combs and facesusually but not always by the darker coloring of the roos at about 1 month. The roos turned red pretty early and the hen's didn't. Hers finally turned gray.
BTW...the tails on mine do stick up when they are in the same stance as yours and their necks look longer too when they stand like that.