Hens or Roos?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ToriB85, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. ToriB85

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    Very new to marans just a back yard flock for now! Are these 2 hens or Roos? I also have 5 week olds are there key factors of knowing at that age? The pic below are 10 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Can you get better pictures of them from the side, and of their backs before the tail. Both of them have a lot of comb and wattle for 10 week old pullets, especially the black, would vote roo on them from that pic.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    To make an accurate guess, I need a side-profile photo of each bird. But if these birds are less than 5 months of age, I think they're both roosters. With your 5-week old chicks, males should be developing larger, redder combs and wattles than the females by now.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    For now, I'd vote rooster on both of them. Those combs are very red and large, and the legs are rather thick.
     
  5. ToriB85

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  6. ToriB85

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    I will work on better pics in the am.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those birds are 10 weeks? Both roosters, no doubt.
     
  8. ToriB85

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    Yes 10 weeks. So sad if they are indeed Roos. I had 7 an something got all but these 2.
     
  9. BantamLover21

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  10. ToriB85

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    How about these ee I'm pretty sure I know this answer.[​IMG][/IMG]
     

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