Do We Have Roos or Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TwistedPines, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. TwistedPines

    TwistedPines Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got 3 - 12 weeks old chicks that I'm not sure if they are roosters or not. None have tried crowing yet and I don't see any spurs, but their saddles feathers look like roosters to me. Any guesses? I'm thinking yes on the first 2 and a 50/50 shot on the polish.

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, all of the birds in question appear to be roosters.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like roosters to me.
     
  4. SassyHen

    SassyHen New Egg

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    I would have to agree also. Cock-a-doodle-doo!
     
  5. TwistedPines

    TwistedPines Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all. I was kind of leaning that way as well. The only reason I don't think the polish might be a rooster is that he/she is much smaller than all the others. The only one I'm nearly 100% on is the dorking. Hopefully he'll end up being a good roo.
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The Polish could be a bantam. They all look like cockerels to me as well...
     
  7. TwistedPines

    TwistedPines Out Of The Brooder

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    If they are all indeed roos, when should their spurs start to show up? As I stated, they're just over 12 weeks old.
     

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