Signs of gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MonkeyZero, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Hi

    Well I have2 chicken(breed unknown). THey are 5 months old. What are signs that they are male and or female? I have posted on this site and people say 2 girls. I had 2 people from local feed stores come by and say a boy and girl. So what are gender signs

    NOTE: They aren't crowing.
     
  2. lady chicken whisperer

    lady chicken whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 8, 2007
    Ohio
    Im sure if you posted pictures we could tell you and possibly identify the breeds also.

    normal signs at 5 months. you can totally tell (normally at least) if you have a roo or a hen. Hens will have round tail feathers, while roos will have pointed saddle feathers (around the tail, on the back) and the sickle feathers on the tail.

    I dont always judge by comb because this method has been proven wrong many times.

    Im glad you waited til they were this old to tell, makes it much easier if you wait [​IMG]
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Quote:The feather looks like a u

    l l
    lv l
    l l
    \\ /
    u

    The v si the pattern in the wing so I guess they are girls. The u is the curve

    When you say pointed, do you mean like this?(below)

    l l
    l l
    l l
    V

    So feather sexing is the way to decied?


    hEre is a post where people said girls, and it has pics. I want to know since they have grown but have the same feathers.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16793
     
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  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Looks like a hen to me
     
  5. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    To me they look like wyandottes, even though they are RIR and some other breed.
    Are females better than males in your opinion.
     
  6. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    oh yeah you can't get eggs from a rooster
     
  7. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    What are some signs of females

    Eggs from roosters... [​IMG] Man Egg!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    when they get ready to start laying they will squat for you, they don't crow and you are their rooster.
     
  9. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    O wow.[​IMG]

    Hens tend to be nicer too! [​IMG]
     
  10. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Some are some are not, all depends on the breed. I have 6 EE's that are satins own daughters, I can't touch them but I have 2 Australorps and a JGiant that are very sweet.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2007

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