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  1. JeanetteMack

    JeanetteMack Just Hatched

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    Hi I have just started keeping chickens - have 3 hens - well at least I think they are - one in particular not sure - very dominant over other two- any ideas - cockerel or hen[​IMG]
     
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    JeanetteMack Just Hatched

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    I have three Sussex they are all 11 weeks
     
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    That's quite red for 11 weeks, are your others as red?
     
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    JeanetteMack Just Hatched

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    This is the other one - I have a buff color but that's not very red and hardly any comb[​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    Looking at the tails they don't look like cockerels.
    Have you heard any crowing?
     
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    JeanetteMack Just Hatched

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    No not yet - that's what i thought they are not very pointed at the end - presume if they start crowing that's when it will be obvious?
     
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    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes if you hear crowing you have a boy. I'm 50/50 with these right now as the redness makes me think cockerel but the tails make me think pullet.
    Did you buy them from a breeder as female?
     
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    JeanetteMack Just Hatched

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    Yes all three from the same breeder from the South West Scotland poultry group / I wanted hens
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

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    With the tails as they are I would say pullet, some females do and can become redder earlier than others even of the same breed. While you don't have crowing, your all good :D
     

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