Facing off - cockerels?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 5Gr8tKids, May 9, 2016.

  1. 5Gr8tKids

    5Gr8tKids Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm fairly sure I know the answer but since it's my first time with chickens thought I'd ask. I keep holding out hope that these two could be hens, but....

    Both are 7.5weeks, from McMurray eggs. Buff Orpington and Jersey Giant facing off while the white wyandotte looks on.

    Any chance these are pesky hens?



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  2. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also new to chickens. However, I have some of both of those, also from Mcmurry and the two going at it in your video are boys. Mine are 12 weeks. I also have hens of each so if you want a comparison picture I'll get one tonight when I get home.
     
  3. 5Gr8tKids

    5Gr8tKids Out Of The Brooder

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    That would be great! Since they were hatched at a school we've had to guess breed and gender. They definitely seem riled up today.
     
  4. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, hopefully these help. They'll be 12 weeks on Wednesday. Also from Mcmurry as I said. The lighting isn't great in the barn and I got home late.

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    This is my Jersey Giant Hen. Her name is Snooki

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    This is my Jersey Giant Roo. His name is Master Chicken. As you can see he looks just like yours.

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    Buff Orpington Roo. No name. I have a few of these.

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    Here's a buff Orpington Hen. No name. I have a few of these too. So you can see her lack of redness and comb growth.

    So based on your pics and videos I'm fairly certain they are Roos.
     
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  5. 5Gr8tKids

    5Gr8tKids Out Of The Brooder

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    Greenfeathers - that's perfect! Thank you :) I would say there's 0 chance they are hens based on your pictures.

    Appreciate you taking the time to photograph them!
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Good calls and examples on gender........pullets and cockerels until one year old, hens and cocks after one year old.
     
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  7. 5Gr8tKids

    5Gr8tKids Out Of The Brooder

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    Any experience with McMurray's light brahma? I read they are slower to develop. I'd love for this one to be a pullet, very skiddish chicken. [​IMG]


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    @aart Thanks for the reminder! Chicken-speak is a whole new world all by itself!
     
  8. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have light bhrama too. Maybe we got the same assortment? If it's the same age I'm thinking cockerel here too. I'll grab comparison pics again tonight for those.
     
  9. 5Gr8tKids

    5Gr8tKids Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe! Mine were hatched by some First graders at a local school. I seem to have won the Cockerel prize with that bunch :D - if this one is, that would be 5/6!

    I have 2 SLW, 1 definite cockerel 1 presumed pullet
    1 white wyandotte, cockerel
    1 light brahma ?
    1 buff orp cockerel
    1 Jersey giant cockerel

    The good news is, that means more chickens! Lol I don't think I could keep all of these without having a problem on my hands. I have 3 feed store RIR and 3 "isa" add well that so far appear to all be girls.
     
  10. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a 25 chick assortment. I have SLW as well. I'll get pics of them too. I believe I went 11 cockerel out of the 25.
     

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