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Not sure what Gender, Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlady7hen, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. chickenlady7hen

    chickenlady7hen New Egg

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    I got these buff's in April of this year, we asked for all hens but it's obvious by the crowing in the morning that we have a rooster, at least one. When we try to tell gender it goes above our heads since this is our first time raising chickens. We tried to get all 7 in each picture but it wasn't easy. Please help if you can, we just need to know how many chickens and how many roosters and how the heck you can tell the difference. Thank you!


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  2. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to bear bad news, but all but one are cockerels. You can tell by the large combs and wattles, as well as the saddle feathers on the tail of the roosters.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like cockerels to me. Even the one with the smallest comb and most even coloring has some feathering that looks like male saddle feathers on the back.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like cockerels to me, too.
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Yeah, no eggs from them. What a disappointment after raising them since April. :( You're set for meat though... Sorry.
     
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  6. chickenlady7hen

    chickenlady7hen New Egg

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    really?!! We had one lay an egg, so we have to at least have one hen, that is so disappointing.
     
  7. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that one that's slightly lighter colored, and slightly smaller (also small comb), would be the pullet.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    6 cockerels
    1 pullet
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree - also think the one with smallest comb is the pullet - red because as you say, she is laying
     

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