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

  1. davef72

    davef72 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Premium Member

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    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

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    @Ridgerunner
    I'll get you a pic tomorrow. They are 7 weeks tomorrow
     

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