Help sexing a couple birds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KellyAndMark, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. KellyAndMark

    KellyAndMark Out Of The Brooder

    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
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    #2 This we know (hope) is a pullet, also 13 weeks old
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    #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
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    #4: Next bird in question., a barred rock (probably not pure bred though), dark like a pullet but long hackles and large comb?
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    #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
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    #6: And a quick pic of our friendly rooster Michael with Dane
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    Last edited: Oct 13, 2014
  2. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. KellyAndMark

    KellyAndMark Out Of The Brooder

    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.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

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

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  6. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 is a young cock i'd said.Look just like my young roo when he was coming of AGE.[​IMG]
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This is your only pullet, sorry.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: The above bird is your only pullet. The others are cockerels.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Only #2 is a pullet.
     
  10. KellyAndMark

    KellyAndMark Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks for the help! We've been reading a whole lot of great info here in the forum, might just get the hang of this chicken thing after all
     

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