Hen or rooster?

Miagirl

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Hi!
I'm a new chicken owner, 5 hens and a rooster 10 months old and 8 chicks 9 weeks old. A lot of fun and I love them all. My problem right now is that I think I've got a few roosters among the younger ones, hate the idea of not having them so I'm hoping you'd help me to know what they are. Thank you very much beforehand!
 

angie_02

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Im terrible at this.I would've guesed the bottom one was a hen lol
It's okay, just takes some practice (and sometimes just plain guesses :) ) but it's also harder to sex when you don't know the breed. Tail feathers are a good indicator but at that age, the ones that are getting bigger combes and wattles are usually roosters.
 

Kassaundra

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You have a combo of pea and straight combs which makes direct comparison a little trickier, but here are my current guesses.
1 all girl all the way
2 can't see the head well but those downward falling tail feathers make me lean towards boy for now
3 those look like boy splotches across the wing / back
4 girl
5 if those legs are really that size boy all the way, but I couldn't tell if it was forced perspective (an optical illusion)
6 looks pretty girly, but I'm going to say a late blooming boy?????
7 those pesky boy splotches across the wings and back I think boy
8 all boy all the way.
 

rIrs roost

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It's okay, just takes some practice (and sometimes just plain guesses :) ) but it's also harder to sex when you don't know the breed. Tail feathers are a good indicator but at that age, the ones that are getting bigger combes and wattles are usually roosters.
I think that I just go along with the saying you can't teach an old dog new tricks LOL. I've had chickens 3 years now and still have trouble lol
 

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