Wanted all hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Milagra, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Milagra

    Milagra Out Of The Brooder

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    When I purchased my babies I told them I wanted all hens. Well I realize at one week this is difficult. Now they are 10 weeks and I think I may have the rooster. I got 4 different breeds. Marans, Speckled Sussex, Welsummer and Wyandottes. It it the speckled I am concerned with. My question is will he breed with all of them and if I choose to possibly keep an egg or to to hatch will this be a problem. I have read many articles on how to and everything points to hen except his waddle started growing way larger than his sis. Her is a pic of the one in doubt. Any help would be very helpful and thank you in advance. [​IMG]
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockerel if it is that pink at only 10 weeks then it is a roo.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Looks like a cockerel.
     
  4. sophia31d8921

    sophia31d8921 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. Milagra

    Milagra Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess It will be a waiting game. Did found out the feed store has places that will take him. But already attached. So will probably stay. Thanks everyone
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree you have a little cockerel there.

    yep, he will cheerfully breed all your hens [​IMG].

    Fertile eggs are fine to eat. They don't start to develop until held around 100 degrees consistently for three or so days. So, just collect your eggs every day and you'll be fine, no nasty surprises in your breakfast.

    If you do want to hatch eggs down the road, mixed breed birds are just fine to hatch. The only problem with hatching your own eggs is you wind up with half males, and you need a plan in place to deal the them.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The big problem will always be unwanted males - everyone is trying to find homes for theirs - the majority will end up being dinner for someone
     

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