Hens or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by homesteadforage, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. They all look like roosters except maybe the white one.
     
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  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Age?
     
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  3. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    If you zoom in closely on your white bird you can see pointed saddle feathers near the tail and what appear to be pointed hackle feathers.
    Can you take other photos?
    Also, what are the ages?
    Beautiful birds!
     
  4. homesteadforage

    homesteadforage In the Brooder

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    Born 7-11! Thank you!
     
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  5. homesteadforage

    homesteadforage In the Brooder

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    Hatched 7-11!
     
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  6. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    All look to be cockerels.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  8. homesteadforage

    homesteadforage In the Brooder

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    I'm gonna be so mad if they're all roosters.
     
  9. chicken danz

    chicken danz Crowing

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    I don't mind at all. Hens' feathers near their tail and slightly up the back are rounded ion the ends. Roosters feathers are pointed on the ends and they start developing sickle feathers as they age. The white chicken has the tell tale pointed feathers. You can see them on the side view picture of him. For earlier detection of male or female birds, most male chickens have a slow feathering gene. So they keep fuzz on their backs and don't develop feathers there until after their wings have filled out a lot. Females form feathers on their back. This works with most breeds so by the time they are ready to leave the brooder you can sex them.
     
  10. Crazy for Chickens!

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    All are cockerels except maybe the white one. We need better saddle pics of that one.
     

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