hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hogdogs87, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. hogdogs87

    hogdogs87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everybody. Im new here from Georgia. I just purchased 4 barred rocks and one rir..i was told they were all hens.(what i wanted) and i just want to be sure because i am new to chickens. They are 6 months old. Would they be crowing already and have long tail feathers? Forgive my stupidity. This is probably a dumb question. Thank y'all.
     
  2. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely they would be crowing by then but there are exceptions and as far as plumage goes you would probably be able to recognize the male feathers by then.
    Can you post a picture?
     
  3. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and welcome to BYC!! :) feel free to ask as many questions as you would like
     
  4. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a dumb question. [​IMG] Most roosters are crowing and have long sickle feathers by 6 months. If your chickens' tails look like an inverted v from behind and kinda square from the side, they are pullets. If you had a roo, the tail feathers are more upright from the base and start to curve down at the end. RIR roos are easy to spot because the get big long shiny black/green tail feathers. You get the idea.
    I'm not sure of tail feather color of BR roos, I've never owned one. Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If they are really crowing (as opposed to the hen's egg song), they are almost certainly roosters. While a hen does crow on rare occasions, it's almost always a hen that's over 2 years old and has taken over the role of the rooster in a roosterless flock. If you can post some pics for us, we can verify their gender.
     
  6. hogdogs87

    hogdogs87 Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried to post a picture. But when i get it up from my phone it just gives me the option to "reply" any suggestions?
     
  7. hogdogs87

    hogdogs87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe this one will post [​IMG]
     
  8. hogdogs87

    hogdogs87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for the bad picture. I just got them and snapped a quick one
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I think those are hens.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like hens to me, at least from the photo.
     

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