Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kamrynwade, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. kamrynwade

    kamrynwade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Does anyone know if these are roosters or is it too soon to tell? And if they are, is it bad if I won't have enough hens for each of them?
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    IMO thats a lot of comb (and wattle) development in such young chicks, so I'd say yep - they are boys. What you may wish to do, is wait until they are older and decide which you prefer and keep that one. Whether you sell, give away or eat the other, its up to you. Brothers can get along nicely, but i had the opposite experience, and the stress and physical harm over-mating can do to your girls is not worth risking IMO.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the size and redness of the combs and wattles at that age, I'm thinking you have two cockerels as well and the top bird is definitely a cockerel.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree. Do you really need two roosters? A rooster can handle 10 hens apiece - so you'd need 20 to keep them happy.
     
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    cockerels
     

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