New to chickens, what gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kenny2323, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Kenny2323

    Kenny2323 Hatching

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    New to chickens, started with zero knowledge, learning as I go. These 3 birds I assume are probably roosters based on what I have read, but decided to ask to learn more on how to tell. All 3 are about 17 weeks, 2 are some type of maran. Not sure on the other. None have made any type of crow. Thank you
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  2. Sagey_7878

    Sagey_7878 Songster

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    Hi there, first of all :welcome.
    All of them are cockerels in my opinion, I can see they all have sickle and hackle feathers.
     
  3. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    I believe you're right, I'm thinking they're all cockerels :hmm
     
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  4. FortCluck

    FortCluck Free Ranging

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    They all look like Cockerels

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  5. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    All are cockerels except for the ones in the background. (The one on the left side of the first and last pictures).
     
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  6. Sagey_7878

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  7. Kenny2323

    Kenny2323 Hatching

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    I appreciate the answers. Being a little over 4 months of age, at what point would I need to separate them? Or do I? The other 5 have characteristics more along the lines of what I have read that hens have. Thanks again
     
  8. Sagey_7878

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    If you have 5 hens, and 3 roosters, you should only keep 1 with the hens otherwise over breeding will occur and the hens will become tired and lose feathers and become injured. Pick your favourite (I like the 3rd one) and get rid of the other 2.
     
  9. BeckyLynn3021

    BeckyLynn3021 In the Brooder

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    I can’t figure out how to make my own post but need help with genders also. They are 3 and 4 months old. There are 2 silver laced, 2 red/blue laced, 3 black, and a white chicken 89E1E4D0-3F53-49BA-8311-251AE0A17299.jpeg 7EB28903-F00C-45A3-9AAF-E2C3EFC0CC3D.jpeg 0917F4D6-5011-46C9-BC63-1A24819F2DC3.jpeg 6A5FBCEA-66C4-40DF-8AF4-E3860FA724DA.jpeg 98B06AEE-95AD-4E88-A83D-F532089FCBCD.jpeg
     
  10. Sagey_7878

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    Go to Forums>The gender category>Post new thread button on the top right. Could you please take some more, better individual pictures please. Both the silver laced are cockerels. Both red/blue look to be pullets but the one in the first picture may be a cockerel but need a better picture. All the black and white appear to be pullets.
     
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