Hens or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by duck&chickencrazy, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
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    Ok so these birds hatched out in may/june. I cant figure out if they are hens or roos [​IMG]

    This is daddy
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    This is mommy (Japanese/auraucanna mix) and the babies when they were little
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    And these are the babies today
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    Babies and mom
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I see all pullets. Congrats!! [​IMG]
     
  3. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
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    Quote:How can you tell?
     
  4. srslychickning

    srslychickning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are beautiful chickens! I'd guess hens also, especially if they are at 6 months now and the dad looks like he does. I'm jealous - very pretty ladies!
     
  5. jamie78

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    look like all hens to me as well [​IMG]
     
  6. RattlesnakeRidgeWV

    RattlesnakeRidgeWV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd say definately pullets at 6 months with no waddles. Interesting how mom was all white, dad had more white than black, however the girls have more black than white. Those genetics surprise me.
     
  7. srslychickning

    srslychickning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    duck&chickencrazy :

    Quote:How can you tell?

    Don't mean to step on any toes and DC&C, please answer also, but what tipped me off is the lack of sickle and saddle feathers, plus at 6 months, I'd expect a bit more in the hackle feather growth as well, just based on what the dad looked like. I'm no expert, but I read these forums A LOT so I've picked up some pointers.

    hdowden is really good at this, hopefully she will see and post.​
     
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  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    duck&chickencrazy :

    Quote:How can you tell?

    Well, they are 6 months old, right? They have small, pink combs and no slender, pointy saddle or hackle feathers. A 6 month old cockerel would have big red combs and wattles and the saddle and hackle feathers. [​IMG]

    BTW, they're not hens or roosters until they are 1 year old. Until then, they aer technically pullets and cockerels.​
     
  9. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
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    Ok thanks so much everybody! [​IMG]

    This means they get to stay!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too will say pullets...no sign of saddle and hackle feathers, very slight comb and wattles...congrats! Gorgeous birds!
     

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