Ancona Hen or Rooster?

hmayhugh

Chirping
Jun 7, 2017
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Can I have some help figuring out if these are hens or roosters. I was told I had 2 hens but as they grow, they look very different. Any help would be appreciated, thanks! They are about 6 weeks old.
 

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you have one cockerel and one pullet (black & white) at this point in time. 6 weeks is very young, it is possible the pullet could develop into another cockerel. Maybe just slowing developing.

PS notice the Blue Kote, on a couple birds, - are they being feather plucked?
 

hmayhugh

Chirping
Jun 7, 2017
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Yes! I'm totally new to chicks and the poor girls are plucking the heck out of each other's tails. I did narrow it down to 2 Bully chicks and one happens to be the "cockerel" Ancona... I have no idea what to do about it. I sprayed them with blue kote...




you have one cockerel and one pullet (black & white) at this point in time. 6 weeks is very young, it is possible the pullet could develop into another cockerel. Maybe just slowing developing.

PS notice the Blue Kote, on a couple birds, - are they being feather plucked?
 

hmayhugh

Chirping
Jun 7, 2017
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Thank you all so much! I hope he is a nice roo because I really want to keep him around.
 

NatalieP

In the Brooder
May 3, 2020
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Hello there! I'm having doubts about my Ancona chick. Did yours truly turn out to be a roo?
 

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