male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by IWantATurbo, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. IWantATurbo

    IWantATurbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 and 5 i think are the same bird but oh well. i suck at telling boys from girls and need some help please.

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  2. Year of the Rooster

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    7 and possibly 3 are the only hens I see.
     
  3. SilverChickie

    SilverChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to agree with the previous post. Most have pretty red combs and especially with 6 you can see nice pointy saddle and hackle feathers.
    How old are they?
     
  4. IWantATurbo

    IWantATurbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, can you tell me what kind they are? they where given to me by my fatherinlaw. i don't know how old they are?

    also i got to many roosters so of those there what one would you keep and why?

    do i need a rooster to keep the hens laying or will they lay them any way?
     
  5. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 looks like a red or gold sex-linked rooster. 4 looks like a hamburg. 6 looks like an EE. 7 might be a barnevelder, but I could definitely be wrong on that one. You don't need a rooster to keep the hens laying. You only need one if you want fertile eggs. As far as which one to keep, that depends on what you want for offspring, and what you have for hens. If you want truly dual purpose chickens, I would keep a larger breed of rooster, if you have larger breeds of hens. If you want smaller, thereby more economical eaters, I'd keep the hamburg.
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

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    1, 3, 6, and 7 are Easter Eggers.
     
  7. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    I think 1 4 5 and 7 are hens the rest look rooish to me ...
     

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