Gender help? - chanteclers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by patandchickens, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I still can't get decent pix of the sussexes but the buff chanteclers cooperated this afternoon, sorta kinda. Please tell me what you think:

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    The two closest to the camera here I'm pretty positive are roos ("Big", the obvious roo just to L of center, and "Bigger", the R-most one). Both crow; both have the long pointy droopy whatchamacallit feathers along the 'small of their back', before the base of the tail. Unless you feel I am wrong about this [​IMG], the other two chanteclers are the ones I'd mostly like opinions on. They are 14 weeks old today.

    Here they are again in front of Big - "Ladder" is on the left and "Friendly" is on the right:
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    And again, Ladder on left and Friendly on right (and Bigger's butt [​IMG])
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    On a scale of 1-10, how sure can I be that these are *really* hens?

    Thanks very much,

    Pat
     
  2. big_brahmas

    big_brahmas Out Of The Brooder

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    your smaller two chanteclers are almost certainly hens.

    if they were also cockerels they would be on the same growth rate as your boys there, and crowing alongside them by this time.

    it'd say 10/10 chance they are defiantly pullets.
     
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  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like two pairs.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Cool beans, thank you very much! [​IMG]

    Harry, age 4, is very happy that Friendly and Ladder (can you guess that he named them himself?) get to stay [​IMG]


    Pat
     
  5. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 roos 2 hens
     
  6. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 hens 2 roos. Wow, very pretty birds!
     
  7. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, I say 2 pairs
     
  8. chicklvr4ever

    chicklvr4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    the bigger ones are definitly roosters. the small petite one are -i'm hopefully positive- are hens!!!
     

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