Hens or Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by staceydanny, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. staceydanny

    staceydanny Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. Can anyone tell us whether we have any hens or roosters in our group of 5 week old chicks? They were purchased as 'White star' eggs from a local farm shop but we are also unsure of the breed of the black one pictured. Thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    At five weeks the two white chicks furthest back are both cockerels, the one nearest the front is suspect.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    All three white chicks are male. The black one isn't looking roo-ish at the moment.
     
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  5. staceydanny

    staceydanny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks very much. I'll see if I can get a better photo of the black one this afternoon when I'm home from work. They're lovely little birds and have been a joy to watch grow, mum has been doing a fantastic job too and in general have been getting on well with our flock since hatching (3 fully grown hens and the four chicks).
     
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  7. staceydanny

    staceydanny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks again for all your input. Here's a closer pic of our black one, it's certainly developing at a slower rate than the others with regards to it's comb and it's a fair bit smaller than the others. Hoping this ones a little hen, fingers crossed. [​IMG]
     

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