Hen or Cockerel

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by claireree, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. claireree

    claireree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have these 2 pics for you can you tell me if they are hens or cockerels I think the speckled def is as he is always crowing but not 100% sure about the other one.

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    any help appreciated, obviously if they are both boys I will need to get rid of one before they start fghting
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    looks like 2 boys to me
     
  3. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like you have two boys. Their comb is too big plus they have saddle feathers!
     
  4. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  5. claireree

    claireree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are about 17 weeks old.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    2 boys
     
  7. claireree

    claireree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok seems you all have confirmed what I thought, now for the next thing, they were both brought at the same time so have grown up together will they still fight or am I better off getting rid of one.
     
  8. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have seen roosters that get along - but they were free-ranged and had lots of hens around. each rooster staked out his own territory. Unfortunately many of the hens looked bedraggled from all the "attention".
     

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