PLEASE help me find gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by m_gauv, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. m_gauv

    m_gauv Out Of The Brooder

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    here are my 4 chickens i need to know male or female, i live in the city....i noticed that the dark one has a little green feather coming out the tail at the top....i dont know if that means anything but please your opinions all help
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  2. m_gauv

    m_gauv Out Of The Brooder

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    oh and they are all coming up close to being 2 months old....
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The White one in picture 3 looks to be the only hen..

    Chris
     
  4. m_gauv

    m_gauv Out Of The Brooder

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    lol no way, how can you tell???
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I agree with chris....only the one pullet. The others' combs indicate they're roos.
     
  6. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like just one hen, sorry [​IMG]
     
  7. m_gauv

    m_gauv Out Of The Brooder

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    haha no worries, it looks like everyone agrees with the same thing, now that thats out of the way i need to get rid of 3 roosters and replace them with hens...
     
  8. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mgauv For the last many years I have only raised silkies. But from what I remember of the buff orps, rho-isl- reds and others, the white is the only female in the bunch...The combs being bulkier, bumpy/ pebbly looking are male traits. Females have a thin, smooth comb that is small in nature. All colored males will have feathers that start to show iridescent coloring of blues and greens on their tails, wings, necks. White males can show a shine to their male plumage as they mature.
     
  9. m_gauv

    m_gauv Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks silky
     
  10. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to say this, but if they're only 8 weeks old there's a chance the white one is a roo as well. Normally pullets won't have a red comb & wattles until 15 weeks or later.
     

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