Think I have three cockerels?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MrsNesbitt, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. MrsNesbitt

    MrsNesbitt New Egg

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    Hello everyone, I'm new here and this is my first post so I hope I'm doing everything correctly!
    I bought three chickens to add to my flock of five 10 weeks ago - all supposedly female. This week I've come to the conclusion they're probably all-male. Opinions welcome!
    The two almost identical white ones are Amber Stars and the little speckled one is a Silver Spangled Hamburg. Many thanks.

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  2. MrsNesbitt

    MrsNesbitt New Egg

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    Sorry I forgot to say, the Hamburg is 24 weeks old and the Ambers are 20 weeks old. Thanks again.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup, all roosters sorry.

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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, all three of those are roosters.
     
  5. MrsNesbitt

    MrsNesbitt New Egg

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    Ok thanks very much for your replies.
    The Silver Spangled Hamburg has a potential home already with a friend. The Amber boys I shall have a very hard time seperating or rehoming as we are so fond of them and they're so friendly and inseparable...!
    Can someone please tell me how long I have before they potentially start fighting (if is it not a given)?
    I have four hens but wondering if I get a few more and if one of the boys can take a beta role that I can keep both??
    The petting farm we bought them from won't take them back, unless we want them to be feed for the local wildlife centre. I couldn't bear that as they're such lovely chickens. :-/
    But don't want to be naive about any inevitable changes in their behaviour!
     
  6. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have the room, you can make them a bachelor pad out of sight of the girls and they should get along just fine.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    All are cockerels.
     
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