Hen or rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickennewbie1988, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Chickennewbie1988

    Chickennewbie1988 Hatching

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    Hi everyone I'm new to BYC and I'm asking for your help if you can tell me which one is a rooster or hen. Thank you in advance
     

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  2. PatrickRoo

    PatrickRoo Songster

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    The first chick looks like a pullet and the second chick looks like a cockerel. Also, :welcome
     
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  3. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    I agree with above!
     
  4. Chickennewbie1988

    Chickennewbie1988 Hatching

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    Thank you. I'm in trouble now I live in town and I don't wanna leave any of my babies
     
  5. debid

    debid Crowing

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    They are too young to be certain about anything. Wait until at least 8 weeks, solid colors may take even longer than that.

    Male signs would be a reddened and growing comb before 3 months and any red feathers showing up in the wing bow.

    Right now, people are comparing them against each other. That's a mistake unless you know that they are full siblings.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    The larger comb and slower feathering is a typical sign of a cockerel. But no where near 100% of the time for sure. I agree with debid, you should wait till at least 8 weeks or longer to make sure. Even full sibling can mature at different rates.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Much too young - agree wait at least 8 weeks , and post new photos
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    I also agree that they are too young to tell. That second one is looking a bit suspicious though...
     
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  9. PatrickRoo

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    Watch for later feather development on the second chick. I agree with Mountain Peeps, he/she looks suspicious.
     
  10. PatrickRoo

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    It also depends on what breed of chick you have, my profile picture is of my Barred Rock cockerel, Patrick. At a very young age, he develop a larger comb than the pullets and it became more red as days passed, he also developed a small, red wattle.
     

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