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Gender? Breed? Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Carrie Shan, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Carrie Shan

    Carrie Shan New Egg

    Jun 28, 2016
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/7480146/width/200/height/400[/IMG I have raised 4 chicks and they are now 4 months old. One of my chickens is crowing quite a bit...very loudly at 5 a.m. every morning. Two of my chickens could be the culprit, because they look very similar. Are they both roosters? The darker one does have a bit brighter and larger comb and wattle.
    I can not keep roosters because I have neighbors close by. I don't think they appreciate the 5 a.m. wake-up call.
  2. Carrie Shan

    Carrie Shan New Egg

    Jun 28, 2016
    I can't tell if they are both cockerels or just the darker one. One is definitely crowing. They are 4 months old. Also....Are they Barred Rocks?
  3. jbake

    jbake Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2013
    The one in the second picture is a boy fro sure and in the first picture the second bird looks to be a girl and the first chicken in the first picture looks to be a girl also but i could be wrong.
  4. AriadneCastro

    AriadneCastro Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2016
    Sintra, Portugal
    It's a bit difficult with the angles on your photos but maybe this will help: check their tail feathers, if they are strong, straight and round on the tips, it's a girl. If they are fluffy, curved and pointy on the tips, it's a boy.

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