Any way to tell if these are roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Itzdraco, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Itzdraco

    Itzdraco New Egg

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    Hello everyone, I got what I was told are Bantams from my neighbor. The mother hen did not want her chicks and he has way to many chickens so he gave them to me and my wife when they were about 3 days old. Right now they are 8 or 9 weeks old. My question is are the 3 black ones that I have Roosters? There feathers are starting to turn a metallic green color.

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The only one that looks like a cockerel right now is #2, that's a lot of comb that bird is sporting. The beetle green sheen has more to do with feather quality than gender, it is desired in black birds :)
     
  3. Itzdraco

    Itzdraco New Egg

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    OK Thank you very much for you reply. We thought that one was a rooster. did not know that about the green feathers.
     
  4. mbphotos09

    mbphotos09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 the other two look like pullets to me!
     
  5. Itzdraco

    Itzdraco New Egg

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    When my neighbor got home from work tonight I took chicken #2 over to him and he took a closer look at it. The "rooster" is starting to grow spurs.
    He is now safe and sound in the neighbors coop with his hens and roosters. The 4 we have left are a lot mellow with him gone.
     

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