Future roosters or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Robert G, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Robert G

    Robert G Songster

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    So my old English speckled hen had 2 chicks and I noticed their combs began to grow and were bright red. A couple of weeks later I don't see the feathers a rooster would start to get. So now I'm thinking they are hens. What are your thoughts? 20180403_184944.jpg
     
  2. I think they look like hens, but I was recently very wrong on a different thread so don't quote me :gig

    They are all very beautiful by the way :)
     
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  3. Robert G

    Robert G Songster

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    No worries, I've been wrong before too and thank you very much on the compliment. They are about to turn 2 months and are losing their baby feathers. And they're bantams.
     
  4. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    At 8 weeks old they're too young to grow the male saddle feathers, which come in about 12 weeks. Also, for 8 weeks, those are awfully red and big combs and wattles for pullets. I believe those two we can see their heads are cockerels.
    Can you get a pic of the one who's hiding its face?
     
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  5. Robert G

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    The one hiding looks exactly like the one that is not.
     
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    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    If that's the case, then I think they're all cockerels.
    :oops:
     
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    Here's another picture. 20180403_184940.jpg
     
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    Yup, bunch of cockerels!:(
     
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    Both are cockerels. Mother is a very nice looking bird.
     
  10. Robert G

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    That's my thought as well. It' just that their color looks more like a hen I used to have.
     

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