Black Sumatras hens or roaster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by verlyn78, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. verlyn78

    verlyn78 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 Black Sumatra chickens. They are 13 weeks old. I at first thought they were all hens but now one of them has started to get long tail feathers. So now I am not so sure. I have looked at lots of pictures online and it seems hard to tell. Please Help me figure it out
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    Here is the one that I am not sure about. I think the tail feathers are starting to look like a roaster.

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    This is one of the other ones. I think this one is a hen.

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    This is the other one I think is a hen.

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    This is another picture of the one i think is a roaster.
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    the ones with the longer tails are the roosters...both in the middle pics are hens..
     
  3. verlyn78

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    Thanks the top and bottom picture are the same bird, so just one roaster.
     

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