sexing help please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by natalias, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. natalias

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    I bought three female barred rock chicks off a breeder 5 weeks ago and I think she may have gotte it wrong. One I think is def a female but im not sure if the other two are roos or not? Above is one
     
  2. natalias

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    im pretty sure this is a boy. Much bigger comb and pinking up
     
  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree. Both those look like cockerels to me.
     
  4. natalias

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    :( the breeder has offered me some more chicks but I will have to pick just one male to keep aye?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like cockerels to me, too.

    Depending on how many chickens you have or plan to have, you may be able to successfully keep both males, one male, or none. In order to avoid overmating, it is best if each rooster lives with at least 8 hens, or lives separately. Roosters can often live with eachother peacefully as long as they have enough room, are raised together, and don't have hens to fight over.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are both males.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Return all the males and get females. with such a small flock, don't waste the space and resources on a rooster. Two hens and one rooster may get along fine, or you may have overmating issues down the road. I'd say don't risk it, just go with a nice flock of hens and get the extra egg every day [​IMG]
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Cocks for sure. They are light colored and have large combs.
     

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