11 Week old "hens" or are any roo's???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Terim12, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Terim12

    Terim12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I am very new to the chicken world! I have 4 "hens", 2 buff orpingtons, 1 Silver Wyandotte and 1 Plymouth Barred Rock. I am not allowed to have roosters in my area so I am praying none of these are! I am a little suspect of the Buffs because they make a goose kind of a noise. I have also seen them fly up at each other. They all seem a little red in the face or is that normal? I am posting pictures. Thank you in advance for your help![​IMG]

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    I posted some individual pictures plus in a group. They weren't posing too well for me!!
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    All look like pullets to me.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think the Barred Rock is your only cockerel.
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto. I think your BR is a cockerel.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree the barred bird is kinda ambiguous. An awful lot of comb for a pullet, not near as much as I'd expect from a cockerel this age. The wavy comb and dark overall coloring indicate it's not a pure Rock, especially if it's a male. Maybe pics in another few weeks?

    Everyone else looks pretty female.
     
  6. Basskids08

    Basskids08 Chick Logging

    I see all pullets! Lovely ladies you have too!
     
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are all pullets, but the BR has to be older than 11 weeks-that comb is too large for a pullet of that age, but it has no male traits whatsoever. BRs are what I know most of all. The SLW is a definite pullet because males look different in their hackle coloration than pullets of that breed. So, I'd say they are all pullets, but the BR seems older than what you're saying she is.
     

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