Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Miagirl, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Miagirl

    Miagirl Just Hatched

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    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!
     
  2. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

    Hello!

    Welcome to chicken world!!!
    Here are your roosters;

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    -The Angry Hen
     
  3. angie_02

    angie_02 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with the @The Angry Hen -you've got some handsome roos on your hands!
     
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  4. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    Im terrible at this.I would've guesed the bottom one was a hen lol
     
  5. angie_02

    angie_02 Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
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  6. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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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.
     
  7. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

    Your fine!!
     
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  8. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks!
     
  9. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    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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  10. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

    Everybody learns, I have had chickens for 6 years... Yup still learning!
    Learning never ends!! Lol
     
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