Hens or Roosters

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tjh2005, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. tjh2005

    tjh2005 Hatching

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    I just got chickens, 3 laying hens and 6 young chickens, about 2 months ago and I was wondering if anyone could help be determine the gender of a couple of them? The pictures of the light brown chicken are the same chicken just different angles. The dark brown one is around 8 to 10 weeks and the light brown one is around 12 to 14.
     

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  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Cockerels, sorry!
     
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  3. tjh2005

    tjh2005 Hatching

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    What are the tell tale signs so I will know with the rest of them?
     
  4. Big red combs, those lovely distinct green black curling tail feathers, and the smaller curly pointy tail feathers.
     
  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    The big combs and wattles, and the saddle feathers that look like this. Green sheened feathers do not indicate male... but long sickle feathers do, and pointed saddle feathers. Saddle Feathers.jpg
     
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  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Both birds are cockerels
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Well, any bird that has a red comb and wattles before laying age, is a cockerel. To confirm, at twelve weeks, males develop those pointy long saddle and sickle feathers, which both your birds have.
     
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  8. tjh2005

    tjh2005 Hatching

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    What about these two?
     

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    how old are they ?
     
  10. tjh2005

    tjh2005 Hatching

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    10-12 weeks
     

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