Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dreamchicks, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. dreamchicks

    dreamchicks New Egg

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    Hi All,

    New to this forum but hoping you can help me sex these chickens. These are two from our group of six chicks. Only one other is sure to be a roo. We are in town, so no roosters allowed.


    This one is our biggest chicken. Mom is a silky. Thought it was a rooster because it has always been one of the biggest chickens, but now we think it might be a hen. Both Chickens hatched in August.

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    We thought this one was a hen, but it has grown a wattle in the past week. Has always been a chick that keeps a little to him/her-self.

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    Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
     
  2. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    I'm going to say: roo & roo
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty roosters
     
  4. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed are they? Silky and what else?
    I am new to this too so I will watch what others reply.
    I think roo for the buff colored, because of feathers around the neck and tail feathers are up.
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Both are cockerels - boys.


    I can see beautiful long saddle feathers on both of them. Saddle feathers grow in the area just in front of where the tail begins. Saddle feathers on males grow long and thin (remind me of long hair) - the feather will eventually grow long enough to cover the tips of the wings. On a pullet or hen, the saddle feathers stay short and plumb - just like the feathers on her breast.
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but they're both handsome roos... Long, pointy, extra shiny saddle and hackle feathers on both.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    both are 100% boys.
     
  8. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to say that they are both roo's.

    Sorry.

    They are beautiful tho. [​IMG]
     
  9. luvanimals2

    luvanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry. I see two roosters too. [​IMG]

    Nancy
     

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