Crowing Hens or Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FL Crowing Hen, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. FL Crowing Hen

    FL Crowing Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2014
    Babson Park, FL
    I am new to keeping chickens. Back in June, I got 9 pullets, or so I thought. It is becoming more and more apparent that at 24 weeks old, 4 or 5 of these hens are actually roosters. They crow and are becoming quite aggressive with each other. I'm hoping to benefit from the expertise of those of you more experienced chicken keepers. Not only are they not all hens, but they all ended up being mixed breeds, instead of the breeds that I was told that they are. Here are some photos. The Barred Rocks are obviously mixes, one of them is supposed to be a Black Australorp. The red one is supposed to be a Buff Orpington. So, what does everyone think? Are these roosters or hens?







  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Hi and welcome - those are cockerels.
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    The only pullet in all those pictures is the bearded white one.
  4. emma p

    emma p Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2013
    Yes those are roosters. They are very nice looking!
    Welcome to BYC!
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    I think so too
  6. AussieChics

    AussieChics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2014
    Adelaide Australia
    Definitely roosters
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Yep you have an impressive collection of cockerels.
  8. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2014
    Richmond, Va
    The white one might be a pullet. (Can't see the tail feathers)
    The rest are roosters. Sorry [​IMG]

    Same thing happened to me once.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014
  9. FL Crowing Hen

    FL Crowing Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2014
    Babson Park, FL
    Thanks so much everyone for your responses and the warm welcome. I suspected that those are all roosters. The white bearded one is supposed to be an Americauna, and I think she's a hen. Here are a few others that I suspect may be roosters. What do you all think?

    This is Slick, She/He is supposed to be a White Leghorn.


    This is Aussie. He/She is supposed to be a Black Australorp.

    This is Daisy. She's supposed to be a White Leghorn, but there's some Americauna or something in there. I'm not sure if she's a hen. She's become very aggressive with the other chickens, but unlike the chickens in the other photos, I haven't seen her crow. All the others except the little white bearded one have been crowing.

  10. Bessetti

    Bessetti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2014
    Aussie and Slick are DEFINITELY male. Do you have a side picture of Daisy?

    Also, I'm sorry you got scammed! Can you write a bad review for the people you got it from/complain?

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