Help with sexing please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by iskris, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. iskris

    iskris New Egg

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    Hello everyone
    I have six chickens in my small flock, all around four months in age. I have one Ameraucana who I am pretty sure is a roo - he used to try crowing, but that has stopped... Does that mean he's actually a girl??
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    I also have a buff Orpington that I was assured is a girl - but she is displaying some boyish behaviour: fighting with my roo, huge legs, some questionable looking feathers around the neck....
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    And lastly, I have two black copper Marans, one has tail feathers and the other doesn't... Is one a boy?
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    Thank you all in advance.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    The first two look to be roosters and the last two hens.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with oldenlikesdogs. The first one of the amerucana looks like a roo. We have a Favacauna (amarucana and faverolle mix) who is 3 and a half months and doesn't have that tail plumage. So I would say a boy (though don't take my word, I'm still a bit new).
    I wouldn't know about the last three...


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  5. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also agree with oldhenlikesdogs.
     
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  6. iskris

    iskris New Egg

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    Thanks everyone! I had a sinking feeling they were boys:( -- I unfortunately have neighbours.
    Neither one of them have been crowing - Rufus used to, but not recently. Biff, never heard him try. Does the crowing always happen?
     
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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine have just started crowing at 4 months of age and a few haven't yet, so I would expect them to start within the next month.
     
  8. iskris

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    Thanks Oldhenlikesdogs - I will start looking for new homes [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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