EE Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jayzandra, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Jayzandra

    Jayzandra Songster

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    I bought a couple 3 month old chickens from a lady who told me they were for sure hens. Since then neither have started laying any eggs (they are now a little over 5 months old) and they both crow in the morning and have started fighting. The brown one frequently sits in a nest box and clucks a lot, but hasn't laid anything. I have read that hens will sometimes crow. I know the white one for sure is a roo, but I thought the brown one was a hen. I have noticed tiny spur bumps on the brown one but not the white one. Now I'm thinking I have two roos. I feel ripped off. :( Am I right?

    Sorry about the crappy pics, they wouldn't stop moving and its a really windy day...My avatar is what they looked like when I first got them.

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    the pointy tail feathers belong to the white chicken..
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    the white one has a much bigger comb and wattle...
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    You can see the difference in the shape of the tail feathers here...
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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I'm sorry, but you are right--they're both roosters as you suspect. :(
     
  3. Jayzandra

    Jayzandra Songster

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    Thanks
     

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