Newbie needs help identifying roosters

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickonCheckins, May 5, 2017.

  1. ChickonCheckins

    ChickonCheckins New Egg

    May 5, 2017

    I'm a newbie here just starting my flock. I am raising 7 (5 SL Wyandottes, 2 Leghorns) in a suburban setting and I am not allowed to have roosters. I bought pullets from Tractor Supply and was hoping they would be female, but they are not sexlinks so I suppose there is no guarantee right? They are about 2.5 months old now, assuming they were 1-2 weeks from Tractor Supply, and I noted some aggressiveness and something like a crow from a couple of the SLWs. Please have a look and let me know if you think these are roosters. I am terrible at judging the feathers but the combs seem so different between some of these, and the ones with bigger red combs and wattles are the ones being pushy and getting vocal. Any help is greatly appreciated!





    Last edited: May 5, 2017
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Shazam Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    It is hard to see with the red light, but I believe I see a couple of SLW roosters, and at least one pullet. The leghorns are pullets.
  3. Rickba

    Rickba Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2017
    See the big red thing under the chin??? Rooster.
  4. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Photo #1:Top left, Cockerel, Middle Right, Pullet, Bottom Back, Pullet, Bottom front, Pullet.

    Photo #2:Back Right, Cockerel, Front left, I have a feeling cockerel.

    Photo #3:99.9% sure it's,a Pullet

    Photo #4:Far Left, Pullet(?), Middle, Cockerel, Far Right, I'm pretty sure Cockerel.

    Photo #5:Far back Left, pretty sure it's a Cockerel, Middle, Pullet, Far right front, cockerel.

    So it looks like you have two or three cockerels in there(roosters)and about three-four pullets(hens)
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
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  6. ChickonCheckins

    ChickonCheckins New Egg

    May 5, 2017
    Thanks everyone. You are confirming what I thought. Although it gets confusing when I've read that even hens have large wattles, and this can be a sign of good egg-laying potential. If the TSC had these vent sexed their accuracy is a little off, seems like 4 of 7 were correct. We originally wanted to get the NYS mandated 5 minimum, but got 7 to not leave 1 or 2 behind. Now it looks like we will have 4, so that's fine for us newbies. I'm on the fence about whether to try to give them to a farmer or to have a few chicken dinners, thoughts?
  7. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    I would wait a while, thy may be turning out to be early bloomer hens!So, wait for the Crow or the Egg before the Crockpot ;)

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