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Roosters or hens???

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KristyD, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. KristyD

    KristyD New Egg

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    Hi, i have bought some chickens and I was told they were hens...they are about 18 weeks but im not so sure. Can you tell if they are roosters or hens?[​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, KristyD, and :welcome. Great to have you aboard! I am terrible at breed guessing so I'll leave that to the experts. It is hard to tell from the pic, though. I'd say you have what appear to be some hens. Can you post a little closer picture? And here's the best place to post that when you do https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Best of luck and enjoy your flock! :)
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Closer pics, side shots would be best... but if they're barred correctly, you have 2 pullets and 4 cockerels... double barred males are lighter than single barred females... if they aren't barred correctly, close up side shots will show which are which...
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    The four leftmost of the picture are definitely cockerels... far right I can't see very well but I'd guess cockerel... middle right is your only pullet, sorry.
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am glad you decided to join us here today! That is not a great photo, but from what I can tell, I would agree with Queen Misha. Barred rooster capes and hackle feathers can get $$ in the Fly Fishing industry. Have fun on BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Would be great if your photos were close ups and we could actually see the combs, etc. on all the birds - we can't with the current photo. Looks one of yours on the left side, has some black feathers in the tail (no barring) would like to see that one closer. Maybe it is a mix or ??
     

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