Tell me I didn't just buy another rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FrontPorchIndiana, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    I have more chickens than I know what to do with. Even so, when the flock started picking on poor Old One-Eyed Calico Jack I decided to give him his own place and find him a few girlfriends. I picked up said girlfriends yesterday. One looks a little suspicious to me. What do you think? They are three months old. The guy thought they were a cross between a SLW bantam and mixed Cochins. They could have completely separate parents and not even be "related". He had quite the barnyard mix going on.

    Chick one on the left, Chick two on the right


    Chick one


    Chick two

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008
  2. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    looks like a pulllet to me but i could be wrong:p
  3. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    they look like girls to me, but i'm no expert...
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008
  4. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    wild eyed guess.......2 roosters. #2 is all, I'm almost sure of.
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I think maybe they are rosecomb girls.
  6. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    If they are three months old I would think two pullets.

    Then again, I may be wrong.
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    At 4 months... I'd want to say 2 girls, but at 3 months, the bigger combed one looks rooish.

    You'll probably have to wait to see if their young adult feathers come out as. If you don't see sickles in the next few months, you've got girls, else boys.
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    My 5-week-old hatchery cochin cockerels already have bigger and redder combs and wattles than that...

    So I'm guessing girl!
  9. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    chick 1# pullet
    chick 2# roo
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    #1 pullet
    #2 cockeral
    posture/look screams cockeral to me, aside from the larger, redder comb and wattles

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