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Can't tell if my 1 month old chickens are actually roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by buffygal13, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. buffygal13

    buffygal13 Just Hatched

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    Hi! I recently just got 5 new baby chicks and they are a little over a month old today. I am hoping that they are all hens because where I live I cannot have roosters. I noticed today when I had my chickens in the backyard that three of them were play fighting and being aggressive. The barred Rock has very big legs and is bigger than all the other chickens, and is also the most aggressive. She(hopefully a she) always pecks me and runs away from me whereas all my other chickens follow me and think I'm there mom. I also have an Americana and a polish bantam which I think might be roosters! Help! [​IMG]

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are a bit young yet to be sure, none look like roosters currently. Both males and females will square off and chest bump at that age to establish dominance.
     
  3. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your barred rock is starting to look rooish.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The Barred Rock has female specific dark barring. The Easter Egger is also definitely female. The Polish looks like a pullet at this point as well, nicely rounded crest.
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Everyone looks female. The only one I'm not positive on is the Polish, not as familiar with them. But, lack of wattles at this age makes me think female.
     
  6. buffygal13

    buffygal13 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! Here are some more pictures if this helps anyone. Doris (my polish chick) is starting to develop her waddles. You couldn't really see them in the previous picture. Also, I thought I would share another picture of Gertrude (my barred rock) to show you how big she is compared to the others. [​IMG]
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  7. buffygal13

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    I also forgot to mention that I noticed my barred rock has an arrow shape for her tail. Not sure if that makes a difference or not. [​IMG]
     
  8. -Wirth-

    -Wirth- Out Of The Brooder

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    I still think they all look like pullets. You can most definitely update with more pictures in a week or two. They grow fast.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae. You can't tell if your 1 mos. chickens are actually roosters, because they are too young. You can wait another month and post new photos when we can do more than just guess.
     
  10. buffygal13

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    Update- the chickens are all two months old now but the only one who has their waddles is my polish bantam Doris. I'm starting to think she is a he. Any thoughts?
     

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