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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by caroline, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. caroline

    caroline In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2008
    Ok. I am impatient, I admit it. However, I have these 6 lovely 3 month old chooks. Can anyone shed any light on how to tell what could be a roo and what could be a hen? Is there anything about their legs, tails, ect? None of them have outstanding wattles or combs. Their combs are yellowish/pinkish. The only thing that makes me suspicious that I might have roos are their tails. Some of their tails have the overlapping bit at the end of their tails. For example, it looks like 2 longer tail feathers at the end when they have their backs slouched and ends down. Other than that, there is no crowing, no fighting. Their legs are all looking the same, greyish. Their are no signs of spurs. Any help? Please??
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Do you have pictures?
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yep, gonna need pictures.
    Spurs or the lack thereof, won't tell you much at that age. All chickens can have the spur bump. It only develops into a full blown spur in the roosters, but not until they are about 8 months old.
    Fighting doesn't tell ya much either. My two meanest little chicks turned into my two bossiest hens. All chicks do the chest bumping and scuffling. That's how they set up the pecking order.

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