Help! I think I have too many roosters!

carrivan

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 21, 2009
3
0
7
Sussex
Can Someone tell what breed these chickens are? They are about 8 weeks old. And how many are hens? I'm pretty sure the mostly brown one (in the back is a hen, not sure about the others. But 2 of them have started crowing. Sorry for the bad picts, they didn't want to stand still. Thanks in advance for any help!
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rodriguezpoultry

Langshan Lover
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
10,918
127
361
Claremore, OK
Wow. That stinks. All are males.

I can't tell about the brown one in the middle...but the rest are all cockerels.

They're not a breed, they're a "hybrid." They are a sex-link of some type...I'm assuming red sex-link. At birth, the males are born with white fuzz and the females born with brownish red fuzz. The sexers at the hatchery are able to tell the males from the females by the color of the down (fuzz).
 

Goose and Fig

Grateful Geese
10 Years
Apr 19, 2009
8,603
61
308
Fall Creek Falls TN
Yes- it looks like you have a group of Red Stars. I'll trade you some Black Stars- and then we can both have too many roos, but at least they'll be different colors.
 

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