Please help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nat3194, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. nat3194

    nat3194 New Egg

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    We've never had chickens before, and I have no idea how to tell if they are male or female :( We have 5 Rhode Island Reds that are supposed to be female. They are 4 months old. We have 2 Buff Orpingtons that are no sexed. They are also 4 months old. We got 2 Easter Eggers a month after the others. They are 3 months old. The dark black one sounded like it crowed several times today. This morning and later this evening. The easter eggers are supposed to be females. Is it possible for a female to crow? Also, can anyone tell if we have any roosters from these photos? None of the other ones have crowed. Thank you so much![​IMG]

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  2. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Rhode Island Reds and Orpingtons are all pullets. Both, Easter Eggers look like Cockerels. But, a better photo would be helpful.

    Yes, hens can crow. It is uncommon, and usually happens when a flock lacks a rooster, and a dominate hen takes control of the group. However, you have at least one cockerel with those Easter Eggers.
     
  3. nat3194

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    Thanks! I took better photos of them all today. [​IMG]
     
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    I was really hoping the lighter gray one was a pullet :(
     
  6. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately, they are both cockerels.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    both cockerels
     
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