Hen or roo?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gia2490, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. gia2490

    gia2490 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my first chicks. I have 2 Rhode Island reds, 2 black sex links and 2 astalorps (sp?) I can't figure out if this one is a roo. It's comb is developing a lot fast and it's a lot bigger than the others. They're about 4 weeks old [​IMG]
     
  2. KonekoChan528

    KonekoChan528 Out Of The Brooder

    Check the wings... its an easy way to see if they are male or female. Pullets (Female) have two rows of feathers were Cockerels (males) only have one! Hope it helps
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  3. gia2490

    gia2490 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like one layer??
     
  4. KonekoChan528

    KonekoChan528 Out Of The Brooder

    You will know if you spread the wing out, if you think it has two then you have a hen! Congratulations!
     
  5. gia2490

    gia2490 Out Of The Brooder

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    I must not know what I'm looking for :-/ looks like one long layer of feathers
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel.
     
  7. gia2490

    gia2490 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought so! Unfortunately we aren't allowed to keep one in our town.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Please note that wing sexing is not accurate with the exception of specific crosses bred to create sex linked chicks between slow feathering female parent stock and fast feathering male parent stock. It must also be done within the first three days to be accurate. This is not an accurate approach to sexing most chicks due to the fact that it is only applicable to the specific crosses.
     
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