Gender of three Dominiques?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dominiquedummy, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. dominiquedummy

    dominiquedummy New Egg

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    I am brand new to chicken keeping. I have these three birds that were born on January 29th (I incubated and hatched 7, kept these three hoping that they were all hens). Now they are 8 weeks old. I think that they are Dominiques. I am wanting to keep three hens strictly for laying and am not able to keep any roosters where I live. Within the last couple of weeks, two of the three have periodically been screeching (not a full-blown crow)and those two are developing combs and wattles and one isn't. Can anyone give me a solid answer on their gender? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!!! If two are roosters, then I need to get rid of them before my neighbors kill me! :eek:) If you have questions about them to help you determine their gender, just let me know. Thanks, in advance, for any help anyone can provide!
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  2. bigchiefhoho

    bigchiefhoho Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm no expert on Dominiques, but the last two both look like roos to me. The first one I *think* is a pullet.
     
  3. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 (but again, FAR from sexing expert!!)
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their coloring says pullets, males are almost always lighter, almost grey/white. If I counted right, they are about 3 months old? You should be able to see pointed hackle(neck) and saddle(back) feathers if they are roosters.
    Look like this, I think he is about 4 months old in this picture

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  5. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens would be laying with that much wattle development. #2 and #3 are most certainly roos, and I would keep a close eye on #1 as well as a pullet's comb shouldn't be that red at 8-9 weeks.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  7. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If #2 and #3 are roos, they are some dark Dom roosters!
     
  8. magdelaine

    magdelaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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