How can I tell if I have a rooster or a hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by coolchange, May 28, 2007.

  1. coolchange

    coolchange Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given 2 chickens that are about 2 months old. Is there any way to tell for sure if I have roosters or hens? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Can you post pics? Since they are getting to the 8-9 week age, you will probably start hearing crowing if you have a roo. [​IMG] Otherwise you can look to see if either of them are developing big waddles and dark large combs. If not then you may have hens. What variety are they?
     
  3. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May sound like a silly question (but being a ne mommie and all)- Do only roos have waddles???[​IMG]
     
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Not a silly question. [​IMG] Hens also have waddles...just not as big. Breeds vary. Look at this page for a comparison between a flock of Buff Orpington Cockerls and a group of BO Pullets. You can see a big difference between the groups. May be this will help. http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Orps/BRKOrps.html
     

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