Males or females ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RooChick, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. RooChick

    RooChick Chirping

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    I have 5 chicks and they are 3 months old now ! So I guess ... not really chicks anymore !

    Can anyone tell me as I'm still guessing (or maybe just hoping) that I don't have so many roosters haha.

    Are they boys or girls ?!

    I'm going to say these two are roosters. They both weigh 1.5kg / 3.3 pounds and they are already as tall as my adult hens. Plus they have big combs and wattles.
    Roosters.jpg

    This is Henster, because I have always been guessing between hen and rooster. Henster has a body which looks like a pullet but combs and wattles like the roosters ... Henster only weighs 960 grams / 2 pounds.
    Henster - 1.jpg

    I'm pretty sure this one's a girl. Weighs the same as Henster.
    Splash Female.jpg

    Here is the last one. The one in the background, I'm guessing female even though the wattles look a little large. Weighs 1.1kg / 2.4 pounds.
    Black Female.jpg

    For photos of what they looked like when they were younger please see this link:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...ll-she-sit-there.1154222/page-3#post-18357026

    Thanks !
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2017
  2. Flufferes

    Flufferes Poke

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    I think you are right about the first two!
    The one in the background on the last picture looks like a pullet, and the white and gray one in the 3rd picture looks like a hen.
    Henster looks like a cockerel in the first pic of him/her and then looks like a pullet in the second pic of her.
     
  3. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Could you take a picture of the saddle feathers of the first two? They almost look like hens to me.....
     
  4. Flufferes

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  5. RooChick

    RooChick Chirping

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    Really ! Okay, well, can you see the saddle feathers from these photos (they are all Australorps if that's any help):
    Balck Rooster - 1.jpg

    A bit windy :)
    Black Rooster - 2.jpg
    Black Rooster - 3.jpg

    White Rooster - 1.jpg

    Birds-eye view
    White Rooster - 2.jpg
    White Rooster - 3.jpg
     
  6. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    The white one just might be a hen.... but I think the black one is a roo.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    agree
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  9. aglandaetap

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    White is a pullet. Black one is a cockerel.
     
  10. RooChick

    RooChick Chirping

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    Hmmm, thanks everyone !
    I hope you're all right about the white one, I really like him / her !
    I'll just have to wait for the crowing and fancy feathers to know for sure I guess :)
     

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