Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamachick03, May 2, 2016.

  1. mamachick03

    mamachick03 New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new to raising chickens and was given 4 chicks from a family friend and I'm unsure on the sex/breed of them so im hoping if I post pics someone will be able to help me out and also the lady that had the chickens before me dyed them all different colors :-/ but almost all of the color has faded except for their heads.[​IMG]
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  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    I see one-possibly two cockerels. I was thinking Leghorn off the bat, but do they have black spots? I thought I saw some on the one hen's back.
     
  3. mamachick03

    mamachick03 New Egg

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    Yes,one has black spots, i wanna say that they are around 6-7 weeks but I could be off
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Maybe more like 7-8 weeks. Theone could be a Delaware, but I'm probably wrong...
     
  5. dries86

    dries86 Out Of The Brooder

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    second pic: I think 3 cockerels up, 1 pullet in the back
     
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  6. mamachick03

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    Thats what I was worried about, thinking i need to go get some more pullets, should I keep all 3 roosters or will they fight?
     
  7. dries86

    dries86 Out Of The Brooder

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    If they grew up together chances are they will get along. Although 1 rooster would need around 4 hens each, otherwise the hens will be annoyed.

    3 roosters with only 1 hen is way too much and not recommended.
     
  8. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would visit your local farm store or order chicks on line for all those fellas! They little girl will REALLY be annoyed, and featherless ;)
     

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