HELP! What gender are these? Pictres attached of each.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by farm-gal91, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. farm-gal91

    farm-gal91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the chickens that I am not sure of the sex. I have an idea on each but I am not sure. I have never delt with theses breeds either. The two light gray are Orpingtons and the two splash are Wyandotte's. I am not sure what the little solid dark one is. Possibly another wyandotte. All of the chickens in the pictures I am unusre of. Some are on here twice, just a better view of some. Any suggestions on the genders would help! At what age should I really start to tell a difference? I just wanted to give them a second chance, even though I may be over run with roosters now![​IMG] All chickens are between 9-10 weeks of age.

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  2. 2seth2

    2seth2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ages?
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    6 and 2 look like the only pullets but without ages its hard to say
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm going to say all roosters pending ages.
     
  5. farm-gal91

    farm-gal91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh sorry forgot to add that. They are between 9- 10 weeks old.
     
  6. farm-gal91

    farm-gal91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were together when I got them and they seem attached to each other. They all cram into one nest box and sleep together. It was either meat birds or a home with a girl who will not use them for meat! Whichever ones seem to be roosters will find homes eventually. Keep the opinions coming
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Oh, at that age they're all boys, all the way.
     
  8. farm-gal91

    farm-gal91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any tips on how you can decide? I give up. I have a golden seabright who has a HUGE comb and looks like a rooster but she lays and is a hen. I also have a Rhode Island Red that everyone swears is a rooster. She lays and does not crow, she's a hen. Can some just look like roosters? I've never had to sex a chicken, always just asked for hens and thats what I got. I guess I need a few pointers, tips.
     
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    farm-gal91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, shouldn't try be crowing? Seems like all of my roosters ( only had 3 ) started crowing at 6 weeks.
     
  10. donrae

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    When you're looking at comb size, the thing to keep in mind is age. That's why we always ask how old the bird is. Yes, a mature, fertile hen will have a nice large comb and wattles, it's an indicator of fertility for the rooster. But at this age, no hen has that much comb/wattles, esp with that much red color. You can't compare mature birds with babies. Crowing happens when they're ready and can vary quite a bit. Older roosters can also inhibit younger birds from crowing.
     

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