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Sexing Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Egriggs12, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Egriggs12

    Egriggs12 New Egg

    Oct 13, 2015
    I have raised chickens at my grandpa's before but I have always struggled with sexing young chickens. I was wondering if you guys could give me a hand with some new ones I bought... I have picture uploaded but you can only see 2 chickens clearly the darker one on the bottom has a chicken almost identical to it so if you can tell me the gender of that one I'll know the other as well. I would really appreciate some help! [​IMG]
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Welcome to BYC,

    The lighter colored middle bird is a roo, the darker middle bird a hen. The others are too blurry to tell.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2015
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
  5. flewdcoop

    flewdcoop Out Of The Brooder

    Hi glad you're here.
  6. Cockatrice6420

    Cockatrice6420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What breed are they?
  7. Egriggs12

    Egriggs12 New Egg

    Oct 13, 2015
    The 2 dark ones up front are cuckoomarans and the 2 light ones on the back are barred rocks
  8. Cockatrice6420

    Cockatrice6420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The barred rocks are both female, roosters are opposite patterned with the black /grey barred over white, where the hens are grey based with white bars. The cuckoos are harder for me to tell based on looking up images and your image. How old are they?
  9. Cockatrice6420

    Cockatrice6420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    There's also a pretty active marans thread under breed discussions. I feel I should point you there for your cuckoos. If you could get more pics of them it would be helpful. [​IMG]
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Your picture is too blurry for the nearest and farthest birds. In the middle I see a cockerel and a pullet.

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