Ladies or gentlemen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fionaryan, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. fionaryan

    fionaryan New Egg

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    I am raising 4 chicks that were hatched in April, 8 months ago. The bantam and the Maran have been laying for the past 2 months. The other two, a Sicilian buttercup and a welsummer haven't laid anything yet and still look like hens, no cockadoodling or anything, so idont think they are roosters. Do these breeds normally take a long time to start laying, or to crow if they are in fact roosters?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I think it really just depends on the bird. I had a hen that didn't start laying until she was 10 months. If you posted a picture of them i'm sure someone would be able to tell if they're roosters or hen. They sound like hens though.
     
  3. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Wellies hatched On April 25th and one started to lay Oct 12th the other Oct 20th. I don't know about your Buttercup.


    both breeds the roos and pullets look totally different you can google them and see.
     
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  4. fionaryan

    fionaryan New Egg

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    Thanks for the input! I just asked someone locally and theirs didn't lay til January/February. And these are clearly ladies or they'd be crowing by now he said.
     

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