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Hens or Roosters? 3 Mixed breeds and 1 bantam

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fefifio, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. fefifio

    fefifio New Egg

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    This one has no spurs but it has the largest wattle and combs, and when the neighbours rooster crows it makes a strangling sound.

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    This one only has smaller wattle and combs and has also been crowing/strangling noise

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    The top and bottom are both cockerels, the middle one it's hard to tell from the picture but I'm leaning towards that one being a cockerel too, especially if that's the one that's been crowing (I couldn't tell if you meant that one or the bottom one have been crowing).
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Agreed
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Ditto the above. If the middle bird is the same age as the others, it's also a cockerel.
     
  6. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    I'm new to this and I must be terrible at this because I thought the first was a hen and also the second. I'm unsure about the last. Can one of y'all show me how y'all come to think they're roos? I'm not being a smart butt. I really want to learn. Thanks.
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    No worries! On all of them the early comb and wattle development is a clue. On the top one it's the comb and wattles and the dead giveaway is the shiny red feathers in the wing bar - only males get that. The huge feet are also a clue. On the second one, it's the comb and wattles and the crowing attempts. On the third, it's the comb and wattles and the shiny dark red feathers on the wings and shoulder/back area.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agree with Pyxis
     
  9. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Thank you so much. I have a lot to learn lol. With mine comparing side by side was easier. I don't know if I'll ever be able to look at a picture and tell lol.
     
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