Roosters or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by paddock36, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased 3 RIR, 1 Buff Ophington, 1 Barred Rock, and 2 Red Comets (I think was the name of the last). They were all supposed to be hens but we discovered the Barred Rock was a Roo when he crowed. They are about 4 months old. Is there a way to know for sure if the others are Roo's too? The combs look short on the others.
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Pics please [​IMG]
     
  3. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    If you could post some pictures that would be groovy, baby! [​IMG]

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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The rest are probably hens... but you need to "Upload" pictures.
     
  5. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    OR instead of pics, you could go out to your pen, pick each bird up (starting with the rooster) and look at the feathers on their back...behind the wings, in front of the tail. It is called the saddle. If they are round, it is a hen. If they are sharp and pointed, it is a rooster.
     
  6. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help.
     
  7. pasofinofarm

    pasofinofarm NONESUCH FARM CONROE TX

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    But no matter how you sex your chickens... WE still want pictures!


    We can't help it... we love looking at chickens!
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    At this age you should be able to tell pretty easy the hens from the roosters, the roosters will have bigger combs and longer tail feathers. And they should be real close to crowing age like your other !! Most likey the BR is the only rooster, somtimes the hatcherys throw in an extra chick (most of the time a rooster)

    Good luck !!

    And if you would like to post a pic and dont know how, here is a link that will help..... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=504
     
  9. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at the feathers and all the others have the round feathers on the saddle area. So I believe they are hens. Took me a while but I added photos anyway.
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  10. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only roo that I see is the barred rock and he is gorgeous.
     

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