any guesses i think we have another rooster in our flock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jimmythechicken, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    the first pic is garlic we think he is a rooster
    second pic is pecky we are pretty sure she is a hen
    this pick is scoby two who we also think is a rooster
    what do you all think my daughter caught it i think she is right she is turning into a pretty good little chicken farmer for 10.
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I agree with your observations.
  3. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Songster

    May 9, 2008
    Quote:I agree, also. I have some Blue Marans chicks and they look a lot like your chicks (colorwise) and it appears that several of them are cockerels and only 1 pullet in the blue coloring [​IMG]
  4. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    we have 2 blue rooster orpington we think an 1 blue hen 2 black hens an 5 buff hens then 4 hen comets an 2 we dont know sex or type yet got them free have to reserch a little
  5. dragonchild

    dragonchild In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2010
    I'm new here, and to raising chicks! How old do they have to be to tell whether they're pullets or cockerels? (The feed store they came from said the hatchery guaranteed 90% accurate sexing. I got 9, which gives me pretty good odds at getting at least one male, even though they're supposed to be all females.)

    One seems to be a little bigger and a little more aggressive, but at 2 weeks, I can't see any sign of gender. What signs appear first, and how old are the chicks when those signs start to appear? (Four are Americaunas, three are Silve-Laced Wyandottes, and two are Black Australorpes. The Wyandottes are considerably smaller than the other two breeds. The possible male is Americauna.)

  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:In most breeds the secondary sex characteristics start to show up in the 4 to 6 week range. Behavior is a poor indicator of sex, as there are fiesty pullets out there.

    jimmythechicken, I think you are correct on your guesses.
  7. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    the one we named pecky was our most aggressive but turned out she looks like a hen as you can see never know.goodluck hope there all ladys
  8. rhaj

    rhaj Songster

    May 30, 2010
    NE'ern Connecticut
    Welcome Jimmy! I am new here as well, and not far from you. My kids love to go to the drive-in in Mansfield [​IMG]

    I got 6 chicks recently from an Agway... luckily 3 were sex links, so we know those are girls, BUT we also got 3 Rhode Island Reds and we have no idea how many of them are females, if any. Many people thought they were all roos. I think that atleast one will end up being a girl though.

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