Can you tell if these are hens or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Julie73, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Julie73

    Julie73 In the Brooder

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    These 2 are 6 week old Easter Eggers. Ordered pullets only. I’m not sure if they are just bossy or if they are roosters. Any thoughts? I’m fairly new at this and love learning from you guys/gals!
     

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  2. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    That white/black one with the more red comb is suspect. Looks like a pea comb, but can’t tell much detail in the pic. Can you get a better pic of comb? If there are three rows of “peas” on the pea comb, it is likely male. Of course, some birds color up early and it could be female if the comb does not have the three rows. The saddle/hackle feathers are not really apparent yet, and no copper/rust colors on shoulders.

    The darker one looks like a female at this point.

    You’ll know for sure in 4-6 weeks as any saddle feathers will be more apparent if you have a male.
     
  3. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Crowing

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    I’m going with cockerel and pullet. Lighter one is the cockerel. Darker is the pullet.
     
  4. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    The white and grey one is questionable , the brown one does look to be a pullet. I will tell you they can make you wonder sometimes, we had one that occasionally would try to crow and we were back and forth on her for 8 months when she started laying
     
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  5. Chickens4Life101

    Chickens4Life101 Songster

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    The light one may be a cockerel. Since there is no waddle development yet, I can't be 100% sure though. So I would definitely keep your eye on that one! But the darker one does appears to be a pullet.
     
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  6. annageckos

    annageckos Crowing

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    First one is a cockerel, the other is a pullet.
     
  7. Julie73

    Julie73 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for all the advice. I’m hoping for at least one to be a hen. Time will tell!
     
  8. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    I agree that the white one is very likely a cockerel. The other one is a pullet :)
     
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  9. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Crowing

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    Pretty sure you have one of each.
    The darker one is the female.
     
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