Are my hens really roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Themommyandthepea, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Themommyandthepea

    Themommyandthepea In the Brooder

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    Hello, and thank you in advance for any help. I bought 2 chicks from a local feed and seed store about 6 weeks ago. I was told they were definitely females because of their coloring, and that they were cream legbars. They seem to have a rose comb that’s turning pretty pink. I’m not sure if this hold true for all breeds, but I thought a pink comb so early meant rooster. Also, are they even cream legbars? Any input is appreciated.
     

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    They're definitely not legbars, and at six weeks old with combs red like that, I would definitely be suspicious that they're cockerels :(
     
  3. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Pink isn't red,fingers crossed that they are females, let us know....
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  4. LoveMyChickenBabies

    LoveMyChickenBabies Songster

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    To young to tell! Sorry
     
  5. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

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    Those are cockerels. they are red wandottes.
     
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    NoFlyBackFarm Crowing

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    Cocks, red Wyandotte
     
  7. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Crowing

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    I would say they were wyandotte mixes if they hadn't come from a hatchery. Maybe a new hybrid that involves wyandotte? Definitely not red wyandottes, since those are very rare and wouldn't be found in a hatchery.

    They might be cockerels, but it really is too young to be absolutely certain.
     
  8. Perris

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    hello @Themommyandthepea ! welcome to BYC :frow I can't answer your question but lots of people here can and will - it's the go to place for all poultry queries!
     

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