Roosters?..Or Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by callkarina, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. callkarina

    callkarina New Egg

    Apr 6, 2016
    Hi, I'm new to raising backyard chickens; I have been doing this for 2 months. I think I have two roosters that are 8 weeks old. I bought 10 chicks from a straight run and I think I have two roosters. I tried sexting them by their tail feathers when I bought them. I think #1 is a Black Maran and #2 (the brown one) is a brown leghorn. I cannot keep Roos where I live. Any advice is appreciated.

    Black and White one - Maran #1

    Brown Leghorn #2

    Brown Leghorn #2 continued
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Based on the size of the comb I do think those are both young cockerels.

    Breed is interesting... given the yellow legs on #1 I'd think he's a Barred Rock rather than a Marans, except his coloring is incredibly dark like a hen's is - which makes me think he may in fact be a mixed breed.

    The brown one I can't see real good from these photos, could be a Leghorn, or potentially a Welsummer (does the ear lobe seem to be developing red or white?).
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich True BYC Addict

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    The first looks like a Barred rock. May be a rooster. The second looks like pullet to me. I'm no expert. so lets see what others say...
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  4. Anira

    Anira Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2013
    Fossil, OR
    At 8 weeks old, they are both definitely cockerels. And I agree that the first one is a Barred Rock, not a Marans.

    Only thing you can do is find homes for them. You can post an ad on your local Craigslist, or any local "Buy, Sell, Trade" Facebook groups.
  5. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2016
    I agree, they are all definitely roosters, NOT pullets :(

    I'm sorry about that!
  6. callkarina

    callkarina New Egg

    Apr 6, 2016
    Wow! I went outside to take another picture of number two. As I approach the coop I heard crowing. I'm pretty sure it was #2. Thanks to find new homes for them before my neighbors hear them. LOL.


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