Male or female Rocks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CarronJune, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. CarronJune

    CarronJune New Egg

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    I incubated 7 eggs from my neighbor and they are now 3 months and 1 week old. Two of them are Rocks, you know, with the specks all through them. They seem to have matured faster than the other 5. The rooster has a beautiful comb already, but so does the female, only smaller. The rooster has longer tail feathers. Looks like a male and female to me. But the last couple of days I've noticed the "female" chasing the Seabrights (they're laying eggs) she/he was raised with, even trying to jump on the little females like she/he is trying to mate with them. Could these both be males, only one hasn't matured as fast as the other one, born on the same day? I've never had chickens before this fall and am learning all kinds of things quickly. I'm gathering wood to build a decent chicken coop so I can try to separate them all a little better, or get rid of too many rooster if that's the case. I also have a golden seabright rooster (with 4 hens) and a silver seabright rooster (with 1 hen) starting to fight over the girls, got to get that coop built and separate them. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] They could both be males. Just like humans some chickens mature more slowly than others.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, could be males. Easy peasy for us to tell at this age with pics.
     

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