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Are These Chickens or Roosters?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dawn Patrol, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Dawn Patrol

    Dawn Patrol New Egg

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    Hi I purchased some 1 week old "chicks" a while ago and after spoiling them rotten in the hopes of delishus eggs, they've decided to reward my efforts by crowing at dawn...and now midday..and sometimes 3pm. Have I been deceived into thinking these boisterous mofos are chickens? Is anyone able to tell me if the grey one and the black one are chicks or roosters please? [​IMG]

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] The black and the gray are both cockerels. The barred bird is your only pullet.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Roosters are chickens. Presumably you're wanting to know if your chickens are roosters or hens. As sourland said, the gray and black chickens are both cockerels (young roosters) and the barred chicken is a pullet (young hen). If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  4. chickenpatch

    chickenpatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say they are both roosters as well, sorry
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) Those look like chickens to me.
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    You were not deceived at all... "chicks" does not mean they are females... chicks are simply baby chickens, male or female...
    Sorry you ended up with 2 boys and 1 girl...
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    @sourland and @Michael OShay explained it very well so I'll just say "hello" and thanks for joining us!
     
  8. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELLO :frow and welcome
     
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  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    LOL! Really? :eek:)
     

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