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Roosters or hens???? Please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kermy87, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. kermy87

    kermy87 Hatching

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    Hi new to the forum , I got given 4 Chooks earlier this year by a friend of a friend,, had them for 3 months now got them when they were 6 weeks old (apparently),I've had no eggs yet nor have they started crowing , 1 white 3 black , just wondering if any or all are males,
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  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    They look like all roos to me - sorry!
     
  3. goldfinches

    goldfinches Songster

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    yep. [​IMG]
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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    all roosters, no eggs from them
     
  5. foghorn86

    foghorn86 In the Brooder

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    The 3 dark ones look like roos to me, but the white one is in question...
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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    Its a rooster, you can see the pointed saddle feathers in the first pic
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    All roos. The dark ones are developing the red wing patches for impressing the laaaaydies, and the white one is developing hackle feathers.
     

  8. kermy87

    kermy87 Hatching

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    Bugger, oh well , I was certain they were roosters but wanted confirmation, thank you all for your input, I'll send them to my mates chicken farm , and get some hens this time hopefully
     
  9. farmerChef

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    check thier feathers before you get some more. In almost all breeds, the roosters have pointed hackle(neck) and saddle(back) feathers. They start coming in around 3 months, if you dont see any, spread the feathers apart to see if any are coming in. [​IMG]
     
  10. kermy87

    kermy87 Hatching

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    Thanks, I will do,
     

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