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Roosters or hens?? Need to know before I give them away!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dianneS, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are these two guys roosters or hens? They are not crowing yet obviously, but they have a brother, same age who is crowing. I need to give away some roos and don't want to accidentally give away a hen!

    The first two pics are of one guy or girl:
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    The next two are of the other guy or girl in question:
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    Should I just keep the two in question until they start crowing (or not) just to be on the safe side?
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Both look like roos to me, saddle and hackle feathers.
     
  3. darkroo

    darkroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are to beautifully colored not to wait in less you want me to come and get them.
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    The top one does look to have a bit of a comb but if they are not making alot of noise or being abusive what is the rush.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    both boys!!! give them away!! very pretty though
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Both are guys. See those pointed, shiny feathers around their tails and necks?
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Yes, they are cockerels.
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Wow...they're gorgeous!! I wouldn't think you'd have any problem finding homes for them....
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Very handsome boys.
     
  9. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree, roos. pointed saddle feathers.
     
  10. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful. That's why I wanted to be absolutely sure before I gave them away. I'm still having trouble deciding. They are both EE's crossed with a mixed banty that I think has silky in her. They both have five toes and one has feathered legs too. I don't want to let them go, but the hen to rooster ratio is getting out of balance!
     

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