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Please tell me... is a single one of these a hen??!!??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by outdoorschik, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. outdoorschik

    outdoorschik Out Of The Brooder

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    Please don't laugh at my ignorance, but these are the ones that have not crowed but I think are roosters. I believe I've got at least 16 or 20 that are roosters. These are pics of a few, hatched May 15. Let me know if you spot a hen in any of these pics! Before I give them all away for free on Craigslist for the first crockpotter that wants them, I just want to be sure!
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  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Lots of roosters. There's a couple of black ones that could be girls.
     
  3. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a guess.

    Top pic : bird in back, black body gold on nec - hen
    2nd pic : possibly black bird in front but tail feathers iffy - hen
    3rd pic : both black bodied birds with gold, not the one with red - hen
    6th pic : black bird in front and black one behind it- hen I think

    Everything else screams roo.


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  4. outdoorschik

    outdoorschik Out Of The Brooder

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    Am I correct in thinking that all the brown ones that grew a darker multi-colored tail are roosters?
    Do you think the black one with the longer tail feather could be a female? (pic 6)
     
  5. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot
    1st pic both black birds hens
    2nd pic all black birds in pic look to be hens.
     
  6. outdoorschik

    outdoorschik Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks cashdl... I'm struggling with the longer tail feather on the black birds. They don't have deep red combs and have not crowed, but their mothers didn't have such long tail feather. These guys are barnyard mutts from the hatchery brown egg layers mix that I hatched out.
     
  7. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pic 6 is a good possibility for hen. It has no comb to speak of and it only looks like 1 tail feather.
    Yes all the brown ones with green in their tails are boys.

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  8. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    In the second to last picture the darker ones are hens. and the brown bird is a roo.
     
  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like all roosters except maybe those Sumatras? They are hard to sex until they start getting saddle feathers...

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    My Sumatra rooster now:
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  10. outdoorschik

    outdoorschik Out Of The Brooder

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    Darn... I was hoping I was wrong. Once they go to a "free for meat" home or BF gets up the nerve to process them all my coop sure is going to be empty! To think I've been feeding these voracious buggers for four months now.
     

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