3 'hens' that are crowing, are they roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LCARTER87, May 16, 2011.

  1. LCARTER87

    LCARTER87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 3 Bantams that are 'hens' and are crowing in the mornings, it started out with just our silver seabright doing it, and it seems as if the other two are trying to copy her. Any thoughts on if these could possibly be roosters?

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  2. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like roos to me.


    Why do you think they are girls and how old are they?

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  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    Look like roos and never heard a hen crow [​IMG]
     
  4. debducttape

    debducttape Out Of The Brooder

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    those are boys for sure
     
  5. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ditto
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's not a possibility--It's a fact.[​IMG] Sorry! Unless of course you wanted roosters, then: [​IMG]
     
  7. LCARTER87

    LCARTER87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We assumed they were hens since the lady we bought them from was VERY confident they were all hen's the crowing came out of no where, its not every morning, and it seems like they only do it when the silver seabright starts it, we are hoping they are hens, but it may not be the case, they are all about 11 weeks old right now. We had also read that if there are no rooster's present that they may take on rooster charecteristics.
     
  8. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are boys. Sorry!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In addition to the crowing, they are exhibiting secondary sex characteristics that only roosters have.
     
  10. LCARTER87

    LCARTER87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a way to be possible they are roo's? Do they have the main charecteristics besides the crowing? We will have to get rid of them if they are indeed roo's, they were our first 3 and we have grown very attached to them.
     

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