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Is it a hen or rooster? how do you tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by indego_88, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. indego_88

    indego_88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Would really like to know how to tell what our 10 week old pullets/cockeral are? Can you give any good websites or advice? Please help!
     
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
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    Quote:Post some pictures and we'll let you know [​IMG]
    Christina
     
  3. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    If you post pictures on here, chances are that someone will be able to help identify them.

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  4. indego_88

    indego_88 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. indego_88

    indego_88 Out Of The Brooder

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    or are these to young to tell?
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    The well-feathered one looks like a female. The other one has a bigger, pinker comb, so I'm guessing male.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The larger one is a female.

    Jury is still out on the smaller one.
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    My gold-laced wyandotte pullet was VERY slow to feather out compared to the rest of the girls she came with, and I was sure she was a he. I was wrong! She never looked as terrible as your poor little slow-feathering baby though LOL. The others did pick her tail feathers out, just like your baby's. So frustrating. But she has grown into a gorgeous girl.

    I'm still thinking yours is going to grow into a gorgeous boy, but like Mahonri said... the jury's still out.
     
  9. gckiddhouse

    gckiddhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2008
    Desert Hills, AZ
    Ha!![​IMG]
    Well, you already know what my opinion is from your last thread. I think the little one is a roo![​IMG]
    Sorry to poke fun.. You will be able to keep the little guy, won't you? If not, then I take back my poking. That would be sad.
    His face is the same size as the bigger one, but the look on his face is just like our roo when he was little. We weren't sure until he was almost 4 months old. It was in his 4th month that he grew bigger than the hens, got real red in the face and then finally made a pathetic attempt to crow.
    Keep us posted. I love their color!!
     
  10. indego_88

    indego_88 Out Of The Brooder

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    hmm i really hope he/she isnt... i doubt i will be able to keep he/she, even though I am so attatch to Sage (the little one). I have just discovered my other young Australorp "hen" in a rooster. Did its first pathetic attempt to crow today.

    I guess it will be time that will tell. Sage has got A LOT of growing to do in the next few weeks.

    Is it possible to check their vent?

    Any way I will keep you posted on Sage's progress! I'd certainly like to see a lot more feathers soon!
     

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