Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tomomi M, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Would it be possible for anybody here to tell if my chicks are hens or roosters by pictures? I am really really hoping all are hens, especially Marans because of their egg shell color, but I started doubting one of my Marans (Smokey to be exact) is a roo...

    Thank you!!

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    At least going by these photos, I think all of your birds (including the Marans) are pullets.
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. I think that all of your birds are pullets. You have a nice little flock!

    If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  6. What a relief to find out they are all pullets!!!

    I wasn't sure one of our Silkies is a hen or roo, I named her Sara Lee to drop one of the names once I find out the sex, but looks like she is going to keep "Sara". Of course, it is hard to tell Silkies anyway. Smokey, Marans, started developing her comb so large, I was worried. But when I pet her, she drops her back flat so I thought she could be a hen. She comes to greet me every time I go out there.

    First time raising chickens from scratch and had no idea what to expect from roosters, and worried about our relationship with our neighbors, so it's a great relief to know that they are all pullets. We shall welcome their first egg soon. Thank you all so much!

  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    You have all lovely pullets!!
  8. Thank you! I love it here! Everyone is so nice and helpful!
  9. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

    Apr 5, 2013
    Welcome to BYC!
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the flock. I love your Shih Tzu avatars. Silkies are very difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs. If you could put up photos of the silkies facing forward so the comb is showing - it would be of help.

    There are several silkie threads on BYC, the one I like best is "Silkie thread," you could post your photos there to get opinions from silkie breeders.

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