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Roosters or no?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrsrozy335, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. mrsrozy335

    mrsrozy335 New Egg

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    We received 6 "hens" but now at least one, but possibly as many as 3 are CROWING (in the morning for the most part).
    Also, they're fighting...having toe to toe stand offs with necks BULGED! Some are significantly larger than others too but
    they're only about 5 months old and I see NO signs of spurs. We believe they are Golden Salmon Ardenners and they're
    QUITE stunning, but we won't be able to keep one roo, never mind two or more as our neighbors are VERY close by.
    Also, we've only got a total of 9 "hens" so the poor ladies would be worn out if I'm understanding proper rooster to hen ratio.
    Any thoughts
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    pictures would help
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    pics?
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    don't Know without pics!
     
  5. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crowing usually indicates roosters, especially at that young age. It may take a year for spurs to grow. Post some pictures please!
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are crowing, then they are roosters. At 5 months old, you should be able to easily determine males from females. Roosters have long skinny pointy feathers around their necks and down both sides of their bodies near the base of the tail.

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