One of the Hens or one of the Mens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gypsy07, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I have two youngsters and I'm not sure about one of them. They're about 16-18 weeks old and I've always assumed they were both boys cause since they were a couple of days old they've been puffling up to fight and scuffling with each other, which was really funny to watch when they were still nothing but fluff! But just recently I've noticed that one has a much bigger and redder comb and wattles than the other one and now I'm wondering if one might be a girl after all. I'd like to know what everyone thinks...

    Here's no. 1. I'm in no doubt he's a boy

    Here's no. 1 again with no. 2 in the background

    Here's no. 2 now

    No. 2 again in close up

    Well, what do I have then? A hen or a late developer?
  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I know the feathering on no. 2 is really roo-ish, but the lack of comb has got me wondering...
  3. sandy sea

    sandy sea Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Gavilan Hills, CA
    No 1 rooster !! 2 also looks rooster like to me.
  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    They are both roosters.
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

    Nov 24, 2009
    both roosters
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    You have two cockerels. One is just maturing more rapidly than the other.
  7. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    They both look like Sunday dinner to me.

  8. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

  9. definately #2 is a roo. sorry. those saddle feathers and emerging green tail feathers scream boy - he just has a flatter comb but its still rooster red and too big and fat to be a pullet.
  10. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Thanks folks for clearing that up for me. I kinda thought so but just wasn't sure.

    And no commiserations necessary, I like roos and I can keep as many as I want. And I especially like THESE ones as they're shaping up to be quite docile and VERY funny to watch. They can fly better than any of my other birds and I love to see it. They come inside and roost on the edge of my dog's basket. They get chased around by my adult hens. They do everything together and walk everywhere side by side and my sister thinks they're like the creepy twins from The Shining. LOL!

    Plus I was hoping to get more and breed from them in the future so having two roos from one source means I can get a bunch of hens from another source and know that there's no close-relation inbreeding going on. If I had one pullet and one roo here I'd be a bit worried about that! So it's all good :)

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