Not a rooster, right??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Erin277, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Erin277

    Erin277 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new to raising chickens. Please confirm if neither of these are roosters. I don't think they are but I need to put my husband and daughter minds at rest that they both hens. We're concerned mostly about the whiter one.
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  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    To get more accurate answers you need to take closer photos of their neck feathers and those near the tail on their back. If they have started to grow new long skinny pointy feathers in those places it's a rooster.

    Hard to tell from these photos as I'm on my phone but it looks like they both have longer feathers starting to grow on their necks?
     
  3. Erin277

    Erin277 Out Of The Brooder

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    @appps
    Here are more pics. They are 20 weeks on Sunday. [​IMG]
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Lovely ladies you have there.
     
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  5. Erin277

    Erin277 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I'm really enjoying them. They are so friendly. I'm hoping to clip their wings so they can get out in the yard and roam free during the winter months. When I don't have to worry about my children stepping in their poop. But my only concern is we live in the suburbs and I don't want them jumping on things and escaping over the fence.
     
  6. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you'd be surprised at them when they free range. At least it's been my experience that they usually don't take off. I live in the city and my girls stay in the yard and go back to the coop on their own. If you've never let them free range before, try it about an hour or two before the sun goes down, then you and them will get an idea of how their behavior is
     
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  7. Erin277

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    @Cyan Night
    Did you clip your hens wings?
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Those are Red Sex Link hens. Red Sex Links can be sexed by color from hatching (male chicks are whitish, females are reddish) and these color distinctions remain as they mature. Roosters are primarily white, hens are reddish with white underfluff and white feathers in their tails (like yours). Red Sex Links are egg laying machines; you should get loads of eggs from those ladies. :eek:)
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are Red Sex-link hens. Male Red Sex-links are colored much differently, even from hatch.
     
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  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Red Sex-Link females.
     

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