Ancona Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hmayhugh, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. hmayhugh

    hmayhugh New Egg

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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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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    One is a cockerel.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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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?
     
  4. hmayhugh

    hmayhugh New Egg

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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...




     
  5. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    One cockerel , the one with the largest comb.
     
  6. hmayhugh

    hmayhugh New Egg

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

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You got beautiful birds :)
     

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