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How soon can I

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by davef72, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. davef72

    davef72 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2015
    East Texas
    Tell if a supposed hen turns out to be a rooster? I purchased a dozen chicks from a reputable dealer here in Texas. She guaranteed they were all hens or she's replace them.

    One of my Americauna girls is big. I mean MUCH larger than all my other birds.
    2 Amer
    2 Australorp
    2 Buff Os
    2 GLW
    2 Golden Comet
    2 Barred Rock

    I'm comparing size of her body and feet! They're massive!
    Any help on how early I can tell. She's definitely highest on pecking order. Runs the roost to say the lease.
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    How old are they? Sometimes you can tell at five weeks, sometimes it takes a lot longer.

    Can you post photos of the culprit, I mean suspect. A head shot showing comb and wattles can be very helpful. A profile shot showing posture and a shot showing the legs. Heavy legs are not a good sign.
  3. davef72

    davef72 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2015
    East Texas
    I'll get you a pic tomorrow. They are 7 weeks tomorrow

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