Trying to determine sex!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AlisonDS, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. AlisonDS

    AlisonDS In the Brooder

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    Trying to figure out if these might be boys. Approx 24 weeks or so. Thanks!


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  2. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Songster

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    Look like hens to me.
     
  3. Yep, thats what i think too!! [​IMG]
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Are you sure on the age..?

    These look like 3 month old cockerels to me.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I agree with this.
     
  6. AlisonDS

    AlisonDS In the Brooder

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    I am completely unsure of age :( I was basing that on my other hens but these came in separately. For some reason these two just seemed to be saying rooster to me. Neither have crowed or anything ... Yet.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Once they hit about 12 weeks, they just seem to fill in. I have had cockerels this age that are the same size as a laying hen (if not bigger).

    When did you get them? Just now?

    They definitely look like boys to me :( Mixed breeds.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    I agree.

    If you look closely at the full sized picture, you can see saddle feathers coming in on the first one.
     
  9. debid

    debid Crowing

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    Ditto. I'm almost positive I see saddle feathers coming in on #1.
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Full viewing definitely shows saddles.

    Based on the fact that they are just starting to come in, they are between 11 - 14 weeks most likely.
     

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