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Rooster or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elizwlsn, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. elizwlsn

    elizwlsn Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2009
    Palmyra, Va.
    These were born 7/23/07 and bought as day old pullets. They don't seem to have saddle feathers or the tail feathers of roosters but the combs are huge. I have 5 BO and 1 Jersey giant and am getting 4 or 5 eggs a day and have had a couple of 6 egg days but wonder if it's because we didn't find all the day before as we free range them. So do I have a rooster?

    What do you all think?


  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Those are both hens!
  3. elizwlsn

    elizwlsn Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2009
    Palmyra, Va.
    They just have huge combs? They are so big in the back of their heads they are bending over!

    I've been wanting to get a rooster but have been unsure if I already had one so wanted to wait till I got it figured out.
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    hens. my white leghorn hen tried to fool me too.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 14, 2009
  5. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2008
    Southeastern, MA
    you have yourself a couple of nice looking girls. [​IMG] we hatched 3 boys and one girl about a week before yours were hatched. i was kinda disapointed cause we wanted more girls. but that's how i can compare them. [​IMG] if they were boys they would definetly be crowing by now and have big waddles to go with the combes. they would also have the pretty tail feathers that are curly on the end. [​IMG]
  6. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    Hens, no doubt about it.
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Hens with big combs they should lay well.
  8. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Hens [​IMG] A couple of my hens have large combs like that too.
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    nice orps
  10. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2007
    Hens. Even hens have big red combs, usually when they're laying. [​IMG]

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