hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CudasChicks, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. CudasChicks

    CudasChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]can anyone tell if the chicken in front is a female or not?
     
  2. NotableNancy

    NotableNancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it could be a cockerel but need to know age. And can you get a close up head picture? Are the 2 in the pic the same breed/age?
     
  3. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tallest/biggest 1 is a cockeral.I see combing.Age plese?Closer pics plz?
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Hard to tell. But I would also guess male.
     
  9. CudasChicks

    CudasChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they are both lavendar orpingtons and are both 9 weeks old! these are my 1st 2 chickens and have been concerned how differently they look! i love them both very much and they are inseparable so very concerned! Appreciate any help and advice on how I could keep a male without having tons of chicks!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    You can easily keep a rooster with your hens without having tons of chicks. Hens will lay eggs with or without a rooster; the only difference if they are living with a rooster is that the eggs will probably be fertile. As long as you gather the eggs daily, you won't notice any difference with how the eggs taste or look, and there won't be any chance of the eggs hatching. In order for fertile eggs to develop, a hen (or incubator) has to maintain favorable incubation conditions for the eggs for at least a few hours. Favorable incubation conditions are not found in a refrigerator, or even on the counter-top.
     
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