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Are these chicks hens or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Namelesschick, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Namelesschick

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    [​IMG][/url] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][/IMG] They are 6 weeks old. It’s one Hamburg and one Chaamse hoen (a Dutch breed) one of them is gonna have a rosecomb.
     
  2. featheredplanets

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    1 and 3 are cockerels. 2 is a pullet.
     
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  3. Namelesschick

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    Are you sure? On a different site I asked and 2 people said they were pullets...
     
  4. featheredplanets

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    Pullets just shouldn’t have combs that size at 6 weeks old. I have a Leghorn pullet, they’re notorious for their huge floppy combs, but her comb was still small and yellow till she started laying at 21 weeks. I’m confident he’s a cockerel (the Chaamse Hoen). You can post more pics when he’s 12 weeks old, if you want, by then his comb/wattles should be red and you should start seeing pointed saddle feathers coming in.
     
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  5. Namelesschick

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    Alright, thanks! I’ll keep you updated!
     
  6. Namelesschick

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    Hey,
    I just noticed something about these chicks, they both have these small bumps on their legs, is this a spur? Is this a sign that they are both males?
     
  7. Namelesschick

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    They are also starting to develop wattles, isn’t this a little early at 6 weeks old?
     
  8. Tycine1

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    Those small bumps are where spurs grow, but it is not a gender specific trait. Hens can also have the nubs (and grow spurs).
     
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  9. Namelesschick

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    alright thanks! And what about the wattles? Does that mean they’re males?
     
  10. Tycine1

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    Eventually both genders get wattles, however, it's common for those of cockerels to become evident and often start to turn pink, or red by six weeks of age.
     

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