Roos or Hens?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by sumlbro, Jul 18, 2018.

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  1. sumlbro

    sumlbro In the Brooder

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    I have two chickens that I am questioning their gender. I believe the yellow/buff is an orpington and the dark tan/brown is an Americana/Easter Egg. I could be wrong in my guessing of their breeds. I do have another lighter Americana/Easter Egg that does not have as prominent of a comb/waddles, so I'm questioning what gender this one is. and my assumed orpington is the only one of its kind in my little flock. Neither show the same behavior as my banty rooster (I think he may have little man syndrome and its cute to watch him get feisty over his ladies since they are all twice his size) and are very docile. Any guesses out there? **picture is posted as well. they are the two in the red circle** 3.jpg

    Also, at what ages do hens usually start laying? They are all around 5-8 months old at this point and I'm getting antsy/excited to start seeing eggs! hahaha
     
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  2. Criticalicious

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    Hens can start laying anywhere from 16 to 24 weeks
     
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  3. FarmerGirl101

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    They should start laying soon. I feel like the 8-month-olds should have started laying by now. Can you please give us separate photos of the chickens?
     
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  4. FarmerGirl101

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    Ah
     
  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Anywhere from four months,but some can start as early as three and half months.Need close up pics.
     
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  6. sumlbro

    sumlbro In the Brooder

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    I will get some this evening when I get home.
     
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  7. sumlbro

    sumlbro In the Brooder

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    Thank yall! I will post some close up/individual pictures this evening when I get home :)
     
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  8. sumlbro

    sumlbro In the Brooder

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  9. FarmerGirl101

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    I feel like the buff is a roo and the Americuna isn't but I might be mistaken
     
  10. TheTwoRoos

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    Buff is male easter egger is pullet.
     

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