1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by j4Vu, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. j4Vu

    j4Vu In the Brooder

    22
    0
    34
    Apr 26, 2014
    S.E. Portland, Oregon
    lease help us out we thought we had four Barred Rock Pullets but these two have such big combs and waddles.
    We would like to know if that means they might be roosters the other two have much smaller comb and waddles.[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    36,683
    4,749
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    They look like pullets getting ready to lay, how old are they?
     
  3. j4Vu

    j4Vu In the Brooder

    22
    0
    34
    Apr 26, 2014
    S.E. Portland, Oregon
    We got them a week old on April 3rd.
    So that puts them about 4 months.
    We read that there combs and waddles turn red so we opened up the nesting boxes
    But then a friend took a look and said those two might be roosters..
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    18,565
    8,974
    671
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    None of your birds show any physical signs of being male - comb and wattle development does, however, point to pullets approaching the point of lay :)
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,451
    3,682
    581
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Those are all pullets, your girls are just growing up [​IMG]. I'd expect eggs within the month from them.
     
  6. j4Vu

    j4Vu In the Brooder

    22
    0
    34
    Apr 26, 2014
    S.E. Portland, Oregon
    Thank You
    We are looking forward to the first eggs
    My husband is just finishing up on the new hutch. We learned a lot after making the first one the chickens will be in heaven
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: