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Please tell me hen or rooster!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mom3, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. mom3

    mom3 Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2007
    Here are some pics of them: Are they still all roosters?





    We have 2 white ones (you can see one of them with his eyes closed, which he's done since the beginning), 2 brown, 1 lite brown, and 1 full darker brown, aka foot pecker.
  2. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    They all look like boys to me.

    Pointed hackle feathers, looks like the saddle feathers are growing, definite curve to tail feathers.

  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I agree with Jean....Those dreaded saddle feathers will do it every time!....
  4. mom3

    mom3 Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2007
    I am noticing points forming on the crown.

    But the ones that have points, have to big tail feathers.

    How can I get 6 roos? No luck?
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2007
  5. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northwest Indiana
    The white one in the first pic and in the bottom right of the third pic does not strike me as a roo...I'm not seeing any hackle feathers. [​IMG]
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How old are they again? They look like roos to me.
  7. mom3

    mom3 Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2007
    They are almost 4mths old. I think they were born on 5/1/07.

    The big tail feathers mean rooster?
  8. mom3

    mom3 Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2007
    Does anyone else have any guesses? Do I need to take better pictures?

    Roosters have to go as the neighbors will kill us.

    My kids were really hoping at least one would be a hen, but no eggs yet.
  9. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    sorry. deffinant roos. pullets lay at 18-25 weeks.
  10. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    i would guess they are all roos too based on the shape of the hackles. Hard to see on the whites but they dont have the hen shape to them. Bum deal!

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