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Hen or Rooster? Breed?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gmoneymeadows, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. gmoneymeadows

    gmoneymeadows New Egg

    Mar 23, 2016
    Golden, CO
    We bought these pullets at a local feed store. We were told they were around a year old. People keep questioning whether the 2 with the large red combs are really roosters and not hens. We haven't had any wake up calls yet nor have we had any eggs yet. I'm almost 99% sure they are hens. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!



  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please post photos at "what breed or gender is this." Some breeds have hens with large combs so that is not always the deciding factor.
  3. Farmgirl0422

    Farmgirl0422 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2015
    Central Oregon
    Unfortunately in the last pic the chicken to the right looks like it has saddle feathers and longer looking tail feathers. So I would say that one is rooster. I can't tell with the other one but I don't see saddle feathers or rooster looking feathers. But next time you go out there you should check the saddle and tail feathers yourself and you will probably get a clearer answer then me!
    Good Luck!
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  4. gmoneymeadows

    gmoneymeadows New Egg

    Mar 23, 2016
    Golden, CO
    Thanks! I will make sure to post in the right place next time. New to the site :)
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. Don't worry about no posting in the "right place" - I was very confused when i first joined - people are very helpful, and won't ignore a thread just cos its not in the most appropriate place. I'm sure that DD was suggesting that forum in order for you to get maximum responses to your question, thats all.

    Best wishes
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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