Rooster? Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by featheredhome, May 3, 2017.

  1. featheredhome

    featheredhome In the Brooder

    8
    0
    17
    Apr 5, 2017
    I am a newbie to chickens and wanted to confirm my suspicions. I think I have one rooster? The rest I think are hens. What do you all think? They are all 5-6 weeks old.

    Rooster?
    [​IMG]
    Hens? Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp & I forget the yellow one, sorry.
    [​IMG]
    Thanks for helping me out. :)
     

  2. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Songster

    578
    154
    146
    Jul 5, 2015
    shropshire UK
    I would say your instincts were right. Defo a cockrel in the 1st pic and all the others hens [​IMG]
     
  3. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Crowing

    1,095
    2,058
    287
    Mar 28, 2017
    I vote rooster look at that comb growth already [​IMG]
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    45,411
    21,658
    1,032
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Is that a Cornish Cross meat bird??
    Maybe it's the angle of the pic, or the bare spots that come with feathering in all birds....but he looks huge!
    Definitely a cockerel.

    FYI.....semantics, maybe, but can be important communication terms when discussing chicken behavior.
    Female chickens are called pullets until one year of age, then they are called hens.
    Male chickens are called cockerels until one year of age, then they are called cocks(or cockbirds or roosters).
     

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    98,548
    54,565
    1,477
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree
     
  6. featheredhome

    featheredhome In the Brooder

    8
    0
    17
    Apr 5, 2017
    Thank you so much. He is not a meat bird, the two yellows are Amberlinks. And they are both in their ugly duckling phase. Half fluff and half feathers! :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by