Help sexing a couple birds?

KellyAndMark

In the Brooder
5 Years
Hi! We're new to the forum,. and kinda new to chickens as well. We've had to give away about 6 roosters this year because we didn't actually know they were roosters until they all started crowing. We did however keep one rooster, and named him Michael! So, we have a few newer birds in the coop, and we're not sure on the sex of a couple of them,. or the breed, if they are mixes or not.

#1: This we know is a cockerel , approxiamatly 13 weeks old



#2 This we know (hope) is a pullet, also 13 weeks old




#3: Bird in question.. comb and wattle are bigger than #2 but we havnt notices any long hackles, and the tail feathers don't stand as tall as #1's , 13 weeks






#4: Next bird in question., a barred rock (probably not pure bred though), dark like a pullet but long hackles and large comb?





#5: This bird is why we are still confused on how to sex them, we thought for sure she was a rooster because of the large comb she grew at a young age,. but she lays eggs, so she's a she. We think. (lol) *edit* This is a full grown hen, she lays, just using her comb as an example as to why it gets hard to tell whats what haha Sorry for the confusion



#6: And a quick pic of our friendly rooster Michael with Dane
 
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ThePRfan

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5 is a rooster,Possibly 4,maybe 3,but 2 is a pullet.,1 you may wanna wait.Im thinking 4's a pullet.
 

K Spot

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#1: This we know is a cockerel , approxiamatly 13 weeks old
Roo


#2 This we know (hope) is a pullet, also 13 weeks old
Pullet



#3: Bird in question.. comb and wattle are bigger than #2 but we havnt notices any long hackles, and the tail feathers don't stand as tall as #1's , 13 weeks
Leaning towards rooster





#4: Next bird in question., a barred rock (probably not pure bred though), dark like a pullet but long hackles and large comb?

Not sure on



#5: This bird is why we are still confused on how to sex them, we thought for sure she was a rooster because of the large comb she grew at a young age,. but she lays eggs, so she's a she. We think. (lol)
Need a full body shot for this one, but if you've seen it lay an egg, well pullet


#6: And a quick pic of our friendly rooster Michael with Dane
Handsome roo
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KellyAndMark

In the Brooder
5 Years
Thanks for the reply! #5 is actually a full grown hen we were just using her as an example as to why we are somewhat confused about the comb, and how to sex them by their comb, she lays and she's broody.. . It's those younger hens we still aren't sure about.
 

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