Are these roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by justjabbin, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. justjabbin

    justjabbin Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new here and new to chickens.... Bought these 2 on Friday. There where sold as hens . They crow every morning. Are these roosters?
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    The one on the left is a rooster; the one on the right I'm not sure about.
     
  3. justjabbin

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    thanks i added 2 more photos....they look roosterish to me..they are pretty mild mannered and 2 of the hens push them around
     
  4. The Colonel

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    They're both cockerels. Guessing around 7-8 months old. One RIR , one Black Austrolorp. They got you, sorry :/
     
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    I just called the farm I bought them from and am returning them this afternoon. Thanks for the help! It it normal to have 2 of my hens push these boys around? Also I really enjoy this site!
     
  6. justjabbin

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    how about this one? is she a hen?


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  7. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are new and haven't established themselves as dominant in your flock. Your ladies will push them around. It's nothing wrong with them, but they have no spot in your pecking order, so they will fall in wherever they can. Usually under a dominant hen. It happens all the time. I once had a cock bird that sat on eggs when the hens were away, so don't let anything surprise you.
     
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  9. justjabbin

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    POL? what does this mean? Thank you:~)
     
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    Point of lay....:~)
     

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