Roosters or hens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TurkenMomma, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far, I think my Wyandotte is a pullet along with my little Silkie, but I'm stuck on my other two. The white one is 8 weeks old and a Super Blue Egg layer (from MPC) and my Lav Orp is nearly 7 weeks but seems small. Thoughts? They have been sparring out in the yard but my white one seems a little aggresive in general...
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    Super Blue

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    First and third are the ones in question!
     
  2. Mr BrahmaRama

    Mr BrahmaRama Out Of The Brooder

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    The first pic of your Super Blue, the comb looked a lot deeper red. But it looks more like the others in the third pic. My money is on all pullets.
     
  3. Raiderdave0109

    Raiderdave0109 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure how you can tell by the comb if they are roosters or not. I have 3 Barred Rock hens. 2 of them have VERY large, very bright red combs. When they were chicks I thought one of them was a rooster because it was aggressive and made different sounds than the rest. She also had a larger comb than the rest even when she was only 4 weeks old. She has been laying eggs for me every day though! They are just bigger than the rest...
     
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  4. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can tell by color because a Roos comb turns red way earlier. A hens will stay pale till point of lay. So if it turns red before 4 months it's likely a rooster
     
  5. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input, y'all! I messaged MPC and shared my pics to get their thoughts and they were leaning towards hen but wanted to see pictures in a few weeks. In talking with other members, it seems that the Super Blues are aggressive and skittish, so maybe it's just a gene/breed thing.
     
  6. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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