YaYasDottes

Chirping
May 15, 2020
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Loveland, Ohio
My two-week-old Wyandotte chicks have gone from sweet little puffballs to angry anarchists bent on ripping out each others' feathers and standing up menacingly tall to flap wings and bump chests. I began to wonder if I might have some roosters instead of hens.

Aside from aggressive behaviors, some other indicators that make me think they are roosters:

Their combs have grown suddenly, looking like dark orange lumpy growths on their beaks. They sprouted prominent tails overnight that the others do not have. Their feet seem bigger and more orange than their flockmates. Overall, their bodies are much heavier.

I would appreciate your insights!
 

YaYasDottes

Chirping
May 15, 2020
41
33
54
Loveland, Ohio
This one's comb began developing before the others. It is guilty of feather picking.
 

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YaYasDottes

Chirping
May 15, 2020
41
33
54
Loveland, Ohio
This one's feathers are developing differently from the rest. The edges seem uneven, and they are more pointed than rounded. Could it just be a victim of feather picking? Or are we looking at a possible rooster?
 

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