Gender Help For Mixed Breed Chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GAFarmGirl87, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. GAFarmGirl87

    GAFarmGirl87 Songster

    Apr 27, 2013
    NW Georgia
    I need a little advice here. Just picked up my flock on Saturday. 2 of my "hens" might be roosters. The breeder told me I could bring them back and switch them out for hens if they turned out to be roos.
    The breeder said all of their chickens were mixes of the following, with a few being pure breed: Rhode Island Red, Black Copper Maran, Ameracauna & Orpingtons

    Let me know what you think...

    This one is about 3 months old (Also, I'm not sure about the breed here. Very unusual coloring!)

    That's my rooster in the back, and the one on the right is a Black Copper Maran mix.
    But what about the white one? It's about 3 months old.

    Here's another picture showing most of my little flock:
  2. ccshambhala

    ccshambhala Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    cute flock! the pics are not the best for id'ing tho - the birds look wet - which affects how their feathers lay. The first one def looks like a roo - it has those huge roo legs & typical-only-for-a-roo red patches on it's wings. Also hens will usually be fairly even in their coloring (one pattern or one color) where a rooster often has more variety - your bcm roo will have bright red down to his shoulders, red patches on wings etc. I can't tell on the white bird. At three months they should be starting to form their saddle feathers tho (patch of long skinny feathers just before the tail) That is the true indicator....
    good luck!
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  3. jamie7100

    jamie7100 Chirping

    Mar 16, 2013
    The one in the first picture looks like a rooster and maybe a mix of a silver laced wyandotte. The white one looks like a cockerel to me as well with its curved tail feathers. It looks to be a little heavier than a leghorn, so maybe a rock?
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

    Apr 8, 2008
    The first bird with the red patches on the shoulders is 100% rooster--look at those long saddle feathers. The white bird would be easier to ID with a better photo showing comb and legs and stance, but it doesn't look quite right for a Leghorn to me.
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

    Apr 22, 2012
    Southwest Virginia
    My Coop
    First one is a roo. But I agree that the white one is hard to say as the pic is not very good and they are wet. If it has pointed hackle and saddle feathers it is a rooster, if not it is a hen.
  6. GAFarmGirl87

    GAFarmGirl87 Songster

    Apr 27, 2013
    NW Georgia
    Thanks everybody! I figured the colorful one was a rooster. It's a shame, cause he's so pretty! But I can't have 2 roosters. I'll take some more pics of the white one and post them. The sun is out today, and they are all dry, so I should be able to get a better photo.
  7. GAFarmGirl87

    GAFarmGirl87 Songster

    Apr 27, 2013
    NW Georgia
    Here are several pics of my 3 month old white chicken (hoping it's a she!)







  8. If the white chicken is indeed 12 weeks, it's comb is too big and red for hen IMO
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Both male.
  10. emilycsmith5

    emilycsmith5 Hatching

    Mar 12, 2013
    Can anyone tell what sex these 2 are? They are Sussex bantam cross, I am thinking roosters? [​IMG][/IMG]

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