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Broilers from Privett - roo and a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RickyChickyTavi, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. RickyChickyTavi

    RickyChickyTavi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!

    I have a batch of straight run broilers and some deleware hens that are about 8 weeks old.

    I know what the delewares are....but the broilers I am thinking of the 8, there may be 3 hens. But I read that sometimes the comb is not necessarily the best indicator. Would they be fully developed enough to be sexully dimorphic at 8 weeks?


    Attached are pics of the "alleged hen" and the "alleged too" and one of them together
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    Last edited: Jun 2, 2016
  2. Lincy

    Lincy Out Of The Brooder

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    The last picture is a hen and in the second photo the one in the front and the one in the back are roos. Center chicken in the first picture is a roo. The other is a hen.
     
  3. RickyChickyTavi

    RickyChickyTavi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I thought so but I am thinking about holding back one or two hens to cross with my Easter Eggers to see if I get some sort of meat cross without having to buy chicks every few months.
     
  4. Lincy

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    Just free range all day if you can and restrict feed. My roo never could fertilize my eggs... although he tried.
     

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