We don't know which chickens are roosters!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2014gschickens, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. 2014gschickens

    2014gschickens New Egg

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    This is my me and my family's first time raising chickens. We got our day old chickens on May 21. There are 13 Rhode Island Reds and 3 Ameraucanas. We don't know which chickens are roosters or hens, so we took picture of the ones that we were sure about.
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The first two two are roosters, the third where you can't see the head looks like a rooster from the red coming in on the back, the fourth is a pullet, I can't see five well enough but I am not seeing any red coming in and don't seem to see any comb/wattle, and last two are roosters
     
  3. milola

    milola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think number three is also a pullet. The red is scattered throughout its wings instead of big chunk of red up on its shoulders. At least that is how mine wound up. The rest I concur.
     
  4. 2014gschickens

    2014gschickens New Egg

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    We only want to keep one rooster, and we want to keep the dominant one... How can we tell which is dominant?
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    More time has to pass; watch behavior as long as possible, and cull any cockrel who shows any signs of human aggression. You will decide on a favorite as the weeks/months pass by. Mary
     

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