Can you please help me determine wheather these are hens or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clairemcc1, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. clairemcc1

    clairemcc1 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2011
    Hello, I incubated these 6 chicks out about 3 months ago and I need some help to decide wheather or not they are hens or rooster, any adivce/ suggestions greatly appercaited!

    1. Blue Laced Wyandotte

    2. Buff Sussex

    3. Sussex/ Hybrid

    4. Ligh Sussex's

    Some addtional pictures of them together...


    thanks, [​IMG]
  2. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Tulsa, Ok
    I am by far not an expert, so when they come in here, listen to them, but my guesses:

    1. roo
    2. pullet
    3. not sure, but think probably a roo
    4 and 5 pullets.

    Again, I am no expert.
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    Quote:I agree with all but I think 3 may be a hen.. i dont see any pointy saddle feathers.. and the group shots I cant really tell but they may be hens
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
  4. marlowmanor

    marlowmanor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2011
    I think they are all hens but #3.
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    1 is definitely a cockerel -- pointy hackles and saddles already. 3 has pointy-looking hackles and darker red on the wings; pretty confident that's a cockerel. The buff looks like a pullet. Not sure on the lights; combs/wattles are awfully developed for 12 weeks so either you're off on dates, they are maturing very early, or those are cockerels also. That would be rough to only get one pullet out of your hatch but stranger things have happened.
  6. LadyBirdsPalace

    LadyBirdsPalace Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2011
    #1 - Your Blue Laced Wyandotte, he must be crossed with that single comb, could be Sussex X ? I'd vote ROO.
    #2 - Pullet (Buff)
    #3 - Pullet (RedX) (I have a few little ladies that look just like her same age.)

    The lights all look quite roo-ish to me, especially that one in with the big ol' tail feather, I sure hope one of them is a little lady for ya, but for now, I'd bet on 2 girls and 4 boys!

    I love Sussex! I wish I had a buff!
  7. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    lexington, KY
    i am not sure but they are all roosters. the most likely non rooster is the buff, but the darker coloring on the wings is suspect. the rest have too much red comb of 16 weeks. roos, all of them is my guess.
  8. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    #1 doesn't look like it has any blue laced red wyandotte in it at all, and they all look like roos except maybe #2.
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Wow, no one noticed that the blue laced Wyandotte is actually barred? He's a he, and not a Wyandotte, but instead some sort of mutt - Likely a Sex-link rooster.

    Sorry folks but I see nothing but boys. The Buff Sussex everyone's calling a pullet - Take a look at the top center of the back, just behind t he shoulders. [​IMG] Those are little baby saddle feathers. Also take a look at that head.
  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    Quote:Oh, yes, he's barred, not blue, and not a Wyandotte. I think I even see feathers on his legs.

    Will you explain about the head? Do you mean the development of comb/wattles/lobes being very advanced for 3 months or is there more to it? And my goodness, you've got an eagle eye for those saddles! I'm squinting and still having trouble seeing them on the buff.

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