Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nicschickens, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. nicschickens

    nicschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are 3 weeks old today and was wondering when I will notice if we have a cockerel. I have 2 ameraucanas and 1 buff orprington. Not sure when they will show different signs of a hen or roo. This is my first year raising chickens. If anyone knows some tips please tell me. Thanks!
     
  2. 2chicksagain

    2chicksagain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my expereince, the hens will grow there tails 1st and the roos will grow thier combs first. Also, if you look from the top the hens will look roundish while the roos will be thin and longish. Hope this helps![​IMG]
     
  3. nicschickens

    nicschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you![​IMG] I'm thinking I have 2 hens and a roo.[​IMG]
     
  4. 2chicksagain

    2chicksagain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. Could you put some pics?
     
  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
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  6. nicschickens

    nicschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is all the chicks! Hope you can pick out whether they are hens or roosters. Let me know if you need more pictures! Thanks[​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Guessing all pullets, but could use some better pictures. They are still a bit young to be 100% sure also...
     
  8. 2chicksagain

    2chicksagain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow. i think you have 3 pullets. The one with the shorter tai might be a roo.
     
  9. nicschickens

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    Fingers crossed for all pullets!![​IMG] I can't have roosters in my HOA. Thanks for all of your help![​IMG]
     
  10. nicschickens

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    I think i got a bad picture of the tails. I know it looks like a shorter tail but they all have the same size tail.
     

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