Naked Necked "juniors" roo or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by auntbea67, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. auntbea67

    auntbea67 Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 31, 2009
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    Is there an easy way to tell roo's from hen's? A couple of our Naked's have beautiful feathers on their necks, kinda like a feather boa:lol:. I'm thinkin' that they are roo's, but they are still a little young to cock-a-doodle-do. We aren't for sure how old they are but guessing around 12-16 weeks old.
     
  2. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    The feathers are usually called bow ties. Both roos and hens can have them. I have some with and some without them.
    I can tell my NN roos at only a few weeks of age just by looking at their combs.
    Check the saddle feathers. If they are long and pointy and hanging down toward the ground, then they are roos.
     

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