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3 week little ones, any hope of hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Accidental Farm, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Accidental Farm

    Accidental Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Sam?
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    Does a large fluffy tail mean hen or roo?
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    These 2 barely have any tail feathers but cobs are less pronounced..
     
  2. Accidental Farm

    Accidental Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    this one is HUGE with a fluffy tail I called it Louise..but it may now be Louis
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    Roos?
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    This is apricot...very fluffy tail..I have no idea about the gender.

    Thanks for the imput in advance guys!!
     
  3. Kassyc88

    Kassyc88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thinking they all look like pullets. A roo would have more of a red tone to the comb and these don't. But you can look at the primary feathers to tell, hens usually have a full span of two layers of feathers and Roos have one layer of feathers it's easier to tell when they are littler.:) hope it helps!!
     
  4. Accidental Farm

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    What about the tail feathers? Three have very long and fluffy tails...the other two have very short tails... Will that help me decipher who is who?
     
  5. ChickenGrit

    ChickenGrit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens has a pretty big tail that was "vertical". The roosters had a big tail that was more fanned. That may not be true for all breeds. I had two "roosters" that I thought for sure were boys at 2 months old that turned out to be girls.
     

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