Roosters or Hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mykidsmom65, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. mykidsmom65

    mykidsmom65 New Egg

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    Purchased these chicks in the beginning of March. I have no idea if they are roos or hens. We got our first egg today. I have not heard any crowing yet and they are about 16 weeks old. They were supposed to be all pullets but I am suspicious. I have scoured the internet and it seems that some of the amberlink hens have larger cones and some smaller. Also one is white with a black feather. I don't know what kind he or she it. I would love some input here. We are newbies to chickens and loving it.[​IMG]

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to say pullets on all of them. Pretty flock! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    And congrats on your first egg! The bird with the larger, redder comb is your layer. Everyone is female, and soon they'll all look just like her in the headgear department.
     
  4. mykidsmom65

    mykidsmom65 New Egg

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    Yay!! Glad to hear you guys both say all pullets! So, how can you tell?
     
  5. mykidsmom65

    mykidsmom65 New Egg

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    How can you tell boys from girls?
     
  6. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By looking at the saddle and hackle feathers. If they are very pointed thin and shiny, well, cockerel.
    -Liv
     
  7. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    X2. Also, tail feathers would be long, flowing, and curled.

    ~Alex
     
  8. mykidsmom65

    mykidsmom65 New Egg

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    So this is definitely a hen then?
     
  9. mykidsmom65

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    Grooming time but same chicken as above
     
  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeppers, she's also a pullet! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
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