Roosters or hens?

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

  1. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    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...
    Lav Orp on the far right

    Super Blue

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

    Mr BrahmaRama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2015
    Dubuque, Iowa
    My Coop
    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

    May 28, 2012
    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...
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2016
  4. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2016
    Inez, ky
    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

    Apr 22, 2015
    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

    Mar 3, 2016

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