Chicken or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by andi13, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. andi13

    andi13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone offer any insight into whether these are hens or roosters? They are supposed to be hens but I'm just double checking with you all! I'm Most curious about the white leghorn. Thanks so much for the help!!
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  3. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dark brown penciled looks like a cockerel in the making. The rest appear to be pullets but I'm not an expert with young birds. ;)
     
  4. andi13

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    Thanks kittykitty30! Any reason why you may think that? I'm really hoping that they are all hens because I line in the city and cannot keep Roos and it would be pretty sad to part with any at this point. But thanks so much for helping me try and figure it out!!!
     
  5. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The potential roo is feathering out much faster than the others . The thing that's growing me off is his comb; Roos generally have large, redder combs at that age. They could all very we'll be pullets!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like pullets to me, for now. However the one facing us in the last photo does have a somewhat cockerelish look to it, and could very well turn out to be a rooster.
     
  7. andi13

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    How can you tell? Is there something I should be specifically looking for? Sorry I'm new to chickens! Lol
     
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    Here are a couple more pictures of Vera (the maybe pullet/cockerel) haha
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  9. BantamLover21

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    With those new photos, I'm thinking she's a pullet.
     
  10. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed.
     

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