Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by austinboy, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. austinboy

    austinboy Out Of The Brooder

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    approx 4-5 month's of age

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    Does anyone have guesses
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Cockerel in first and third pictures - cockerel and two hens in middle picture.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Are you asking about the dark bird in all three photos? If so, that is 100% cockerel.
     
  4. austinboy

    austinboy Out Of The Brooder

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    when do males start crowing
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me, if you're talking about the dark bird. Age of crowing varies from bird to bird. Some breeds take months to mature and won't crow until they are over five months old. Others start crowing at 6 weeks old or sooner.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with sourland on the genders.

    Male chickens typically start crowing at 4-5 months, however there are always exceptions. Some have been known to crow as early as 2 months and others have not crowed until they were nearly a year old.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I've had bantam cockerels crow while still in the brooder, and large fowl cockerels that did not crow until nearly a year old.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     

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