Need help sexing these chickens!

greenbeen

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I was told by my boss that all our chickens are hens, however as they have started to grow from pullets to almost egg laying age I’ve started to notice two of the black and white chickens have grown much differently than the rest and I’m starting to think they might actually be roosters! I attached some pictures I took of all the black and white chickens, including the ones I’m think are roosters and the ones I’m thinking are hens. No one is laying yet which would be a great way to know ^^”. I’m not too sure of their breed either which I know would help answer the question. Any help would be appreciated! The two with the bigger combs are the mystery chickens.
 

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Alyssa-Bee

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Yup, the first two are guys!

If you are wondering their breed, they are silver laced wyandottes(SLW), although the very first one appears to have a single comb instead of the breed's rose comb.
 

greenbeen

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Yup, the first two are guys!

If you are wondering their breed, they are silver laced wyandottes(SLW), although the very first one appears to have a single comb instead of the breed's rose comb.
Thank you so much! That’s what my guess was for their breeds after some googling, now comes the hard part of figuring out what we want to do with them since we wanted, and apparently were told when they were chicks, all hens.
 

Alyssa-Bee

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Thank you so much! That’s what my guess was for their breeds after some googling, now comes the hard part of figuring out what we want to do with them since we wanted, and apparently were told when they were chicks, all hens.
Yes, figuring out what to do with unexpected cockerels is always the hard part. If you have enough hens, your law ordinances and neighbors allow, and you would like to keep them then you could. If not you can try to rehome them or cull them.
Most likely your boss really did think they were all girls. Day old chicks are sexed, but it can never have 100% accuracy.
 

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