Ok, Take a stab at the gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ctcasper, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. ctcasper

    ctcasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried the best I could to get the best pics, but they were kinda stubborn about it. I have 15, so there are a lot of pics. There are 2 or 3 is some pics, i numbered them from left to right. I have 12 or 13 pics, so I will post them in two seperate threads. I just wanna know if there are ANY hens in the bunch so I can order more if I need too????
    Thanks from a beginner.

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    The next six will come soon.
     
  2. ctcasper

    ctcasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Bamaman

    Bamaman Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are they?
     
  4. ctcasper

    ctcasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were hatched Feb 11, at least that is what I was told
     
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    Sunny Chook Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? I'm guessing between 8- 11 wks.. if close to that age roos would be crowing why by now (really way sooner then that)
     
  6. ctcasper

    ctcasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are just 8 weeks almost exact ... none are crowing that i have noticed
     
  7. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    I have one roo that looks exactly like the black and white one in your first pic. (not sure of breed, Barred rock maybe?) As in, I thought somehow you had come to my house, snapped a pic of mine, and posted it....or you took my chicken!!!! [​IMG] Anyways, compared to my girls the main difference is the color of his comb and the size of it.

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    I can guarantee mine's a roo, as far as yours go I guess it would depend on how old they are. Mine hasn't started crowing yet, that I know of, but then again he's a little sweetheart!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. kaacres

    kaacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    One thing that I noticed with mine at this age...
    The cockerels will have bigger combs than the pullets. Also they will all have the little "bump" on the back of their leg, the cockerels will have a larger "bump" than the pullets. Because this little "bump" will eventually be spurs on the cockerels when they become roosters.

    But the best way I could tell on mine was to compare combs and then leg band the ones I thought were hens, to see how close I was. It was pretty darn close!

    Just FYI for leg bands I just used the small use the small colored cable ties and put them on loosely and cut off the excess. That way if I am wrong I can clip them off and switch them.

    Just my opinion I think:
    1-hen, 2-roo, 3-6 not sure, 7 roo, 8 hen, 9 hen, 10 roo, 11 hen, 12 hen, 13 roo, 14 roo, 15 roo.

    But that is just my novice guess.
     
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  9. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
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    BTW, 9 look like a 'she' *maybe* what I've gathered from this forum is that a rule of thumb is to compare comb sizes and colors. Roos end up with larger, redder combs sooner, whereas hens' combs don't grow as quickly or as large. Hens' combs don't get red as quick as roosters. Are they all the same age??? There's no week or so difference between any of them???
     
  10. ctcasper

    ctcasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, they are all the same age from the same hatch as far as I know
     

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