More Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by carmeno, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. carmeno

    carmeno New Egg

    Jun 15, 2008
    We have five araucana's and they are all 5 months old. We have one rooster, or so I think. He started crowing and got his very apparant wattles and comb at about 10 weeks. So, we thought we had 4 hens and 1 roo. But, now I'm seeing changes in two of my 'hens'. They are very large, even larger then the roo, and now are showing curled, long tail feathers and wattles are coming in bright and they have small spurs. They are not crowing but one seems more assertive then usual. I thought cockrels are apparent by about 12 weeks. Is it possible for hens to carry longer tail feathers? Or do I have two more roos?

    Here's some updates with photos. Here's one hen and behind her is our roo. My battery ran out so I couldn't get the other hen in question.


    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
  2. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    Grayson KY
    Ummmm....some take longer than would be great [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, a pic would help alot. Spurs dont come in till about 8 months old and all chickens have that little bump on the leg, so that isnt necessarily a sign. And a pullet will often have a longer tailfeather or two, but those will molt out.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2008
  4. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    Grayson KY
    I see 3 roo's and 2 hens in the second pic.......1 hen and 3 roo's in the first pic......hope that helps....
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I see three easter egger rooster boys. [​IMG]
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    3 boys.. 2 girls
  7. my first peepers

    my first peepers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    South Western VT
    I agree: 3 boys, 2 girls!
  8. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    I agree as well. Three boys and two girls. And they are Easter Eggers, not Araucanas.

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