Are these both hens?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Misssc, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Misssc

    Misssc Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone tell me if I have two hens? They are supposed to be about ten weeks.


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  2. OzawkieKsBantams

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    Quote:What type are they ?
     
  3. tysonb24

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    Quote:Yes both birds are definitely hens.
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure?They still look a little young,but I think #2 is a male.They look like either green or black melanistics,ringnecks whatever they are calling them now a days.
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    Quote:Yes both birds are definitely hens.
     
  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Im guessing both boys because there is COLOR in both. But again it would help to know what kind of pheasant to begin with.
     
  6. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is two hens. Melanistic ringnecks
     
  7. oleduke

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    Some variation of ring-neck I assume. In my opinion, they both appear to be male.
     
  8. Misssc

    Misssc Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the response. I was told they were "green" and just assumed melanistic (someone else picked them up for me). Supposed to have been a pair, but doesn't really matter now as I found the second bird dead today. Not sure what happened as it was fine earlier.
     
  9. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have 2 melanistic roosters....and Id stick by that 100%...after raising a few hundred ringnecks...even as dayolds I have gotten it down pat when it comes to sexing the birds.
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  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    second bird is 100% male no doubt
    first could swing, but based off lack of eye patch like the obvious male has, and the white mottled throat patch, NOT solid ring like the obvious male, I'm pretty sure it's going to end up bing a hen. They are both just hen colored right now, the male doesnt look anything like he will this fall.
     

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