Help Please ! Male or Female ?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by paulg1, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. paulg1

    paulg1 New Egg

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    Hi All
    We're new to all this chicken stuff, but we have five birds and we even made a luxury pad and run for them to play in !
    We wanted them for eggs and fun but now they are about 8 weeks old they are showing some different characteristics and
    at least 2 are particularly aggressive when being handled.
    We need to know the sex and everyone has different opinions so here's a couple of pics ! If you can, please help ?
    Just to get an opinion from members would help us

    Cheers

    Paul


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  2. Mohammad123momo

    Mohammad123momo Out Of The Brooder

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    how old r they??? if there crowns grow quickly within 3 weeks then it is a rooster if not then it is a hen [​IMG]
     
  3. paulg1

    paulg1 New Egg

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    Hi, Thanks. They are about 7 weeks. 4 of them have really strong red crowns and 1 has a very small orange one ! The four also seem to be more aggressive and constantly 'fronting' each other. I don't know if that's an indication too ? Can I seriously be unlucky enough to get 4 out of 5 males ??
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]I'm not a good guesser but, such red combs at an early age make me think males. You could post individual photos of them on "what gender or breed is this?"
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on drumstick diva's advice.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Paul, sorry but I think that you have 4 cockerels and one pullet.
     
  7. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like several cockerels to me as well. [​IMG]!
     
  9. paulg1

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    Thanks, I thought so but was just hoping otherwise. I will give them back, keep the pullet and buy 4 hens almost ready to lay. Will the existing pullet be okay with us introducing 4 older hens?

    Sad though because we will miss our little 'roos'!

    Paul
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Cockerel.


    The birds appear mixed, but is mostly irrelevant anyhow. 8 week old chicks with combs (not crowns) and wattles that large and that red are cockerels. Secondarily, the stance on most of them, along with the legs and tails also confirm cockerels.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2013

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