Rooster or Hen? Help please chicken experts!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Spring Chook, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Spring Chook

    Spring Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI folks, can you help me determine the sex of these chickens. They came from some fertile pink and light green eggs I bought from a neighbour and are a bit of a mix of breeds. Mums could have been an ameraucana, butter cup, wynadotte or a barred rock.

    Rooster Dad was a not pure buff orpington.

    Chicken 1, this one I'm presuming is a boy, he has spurs ...
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old are they? Right now, without knowing their age, #4 looks like the only cockerel to me -- though we can't see the head of #1. The others look like pullets.
     
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    #4 is a cockerel and the others look like pullets to me.
    ETA* - Hens will also have that little spur bump, some when they get older will actually grow spurs. So dont let that bump fool you.
     
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  4. Spring Chook

    Spring Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry, forgot to say, they were born 21st June so are nearly 7 weeks old. what makes you think number 4 is a roo?
    number 1 has very big spurs which you cant see in pic. Do only boys have pronounced spurs?

    thanks for your help
     
  5. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. FuzzyButtsFarm

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  7. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to agree that only #4 looks like a cockerel since we can't see the comb on #1. It's the color of the comb that gives it away. A pullet that age won't have any pink or red in her comb and won't until ready to lay.
     
  8. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Yes, #4 is a roo. Rest are hens
     
  9. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those reddish patches on #4 scream roo...the rest look like girls.
     
  10. MassivelyScrambled

    MassivelyScrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agrre with others, based on the pcis, #4 is a roo and the rest look like pullets. The comb and all that color splashed on #4 says Roo.
     

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