2 out of 6 are roosters?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jallen062, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I KNOW there are different schools of though on how early you can spot a rooster. But I've got two buffs with baby wings, and no tail feathers. All four others have long wings and tail feathers. What do you think? The place I got them guarantees sex, and told me I could bring them back, but we've gotten attached to them:( Here are some pics. I think it's pretty noticeable....

    I've posted a question on our town fb page to see if I can even have roosters (Mendon, MA.)

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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they're all the same breed I say boy, if different breed they could just be a slower feathering breed <3
     
  3. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same breed. Just found out I CAN have a rooster, so I might keep one. Will need to rehome the other.
     
  4. nursesusanb

    nursesusanb Out Of The Brooder

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    Last year I ordered 8 buff pullets, and 2 were roosters. I was suspicious early on. The ones with shorter wing feathers and minimal tail feather growth at 2 weeks both turned out to be boys. I gave one away but kept the one that was better with the ladies.
    Two to Three week old male:
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    4 week old female
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    You can see the difference.
     

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