Are these hens or roosters? I have heard both so was wanting some more info!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cottonwood23, Feb 29, 2016.

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    I am wanting to know if these are hens or roosters. They are the only ones in this coop and I doubt if all of them are roosters they will get along..[​IMG]
     
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  6. junebuggena

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    Pullets


    Cockerels.
     
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    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Males that are raised together will develop their own pecking order. There may be a few fights as they mature, but it shouldn't be too serious. If you've got one that just won't back down and is constantly starting fights, it's not normal. That is an early indication of a male that is going to be too aggressive.
     
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    OK so you think the gray and fuzzy face black one are cockerels and the white and black ones are pullets?! I hope this is the case. Several have said all of them were cockerels. And they don't fight much yet. They get a little frisky sometimes but nothing more than a few seconds of bowing up
     
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    Yep. Some differences to look for to help you spot cockerels in the future are males get red in the comb much earlier than pullets. Pullets don't start to pink up in the comb until they are over 12 weeks old. Also, pullets will have more even, uniform coloring/patterning. Males are patchier and flashier with their coloring. Dark red, specifically on the shoulder/wing area is a male specific trait. In another week or so the male hackle and saddle feathers will start to become very visible.
     
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    Pullet on left (same one from the first photo?)
     

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