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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sbowling, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Sbowling

    Sbowling Hatching

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    I was given a dozen hatching eggs. They are about 18 weeks now. I know for sure I have one hen[​IMG][/IMG] but the rest look like roosters to me. I am hoping that I'm wrong. If they have blue feathers in their tails, does that mean they are roos? [​IMG]
    I know this one is a hen.
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Gonna need some shots with their heads up. The first two do look like roosters, the second photo I can't tell as no one has a head, and the last looks like a pullet.
     
  3. Sbowling

    Sbowling Hatching

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    Thanks for the help!

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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    That's a rooster.
     
  5. Sbowling

    Sbowling Hatching

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    Thanks. That's what I thought. :( Bummer. I think I got 10 roosters and 2 hens.
     
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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    I have the same luck. There's always too many roosters.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I see all roosters but that one female.

    I'm looking at one of my broody hens, her babies are about 5-6 weeks old now. She has 5 and I'm pretty sure they're all boys, every last one [​IMG]
     

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Look at the back feathers.
    Female specific, broad and rounded.
    Now look at the back feathers of the darker bird on the left. See how thin and pointed they are in comparison? Those are male specific saddle feathers.
     

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