Are these hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Big yellow, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Big yellow

    Big yellow In the Brooder

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    Well, I think one of my hens is about to start crowing. Do either of them look like roosters?

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    You have what appears to be a red sex link pullet (female)
    and possibly a white leghorn - again pullet.
    How old are these birds and what makes you think you are going to hear crowing soon?
     
  3. Big yellow

    Big yellow In the Brooder

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    They are both five months old, and the red sex link's voice has been raspy since yesterday. She is moving around and drinking like normal, so I don't think she's sick or anything. I read somewhere that roosters get raspy voices before they start crowing, so I just wanted to make sure that I had pullets. Thanks!
     
  4. Mac14

    Mac14 Songster

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    She might start to get louder, because she seems pretty close to laying age. Her comb and wattles will probably get red soon, then start looking for eggs! :)
     
  5. Big yellow

    Big yellow In the Brooder

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    Wow, eggs already? Thanks
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Agree you have two pullets. That red sex link is closer to laying.

    Red sex links are easy to sex as the sex is linked to the color. Red is female, white is male, so she's a sure thing [​IMG]
     
  7. Big yellow

    Big yellow In the Brooder

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    Wow, thats good to know. Thanks.
     

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