What gender are my chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Silkiesandco, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 chickens and I dont know the breeds well so I was wondering what gender they look like to you? They havent started laying or crowing yet

    a) EE 6 months old

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    b) A Speckled Sussex 6 months old

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    The original owner said they were most likely pullets but im starting to have thoughts on 'a'
     
  2. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 is for sure a rooster.
     
  3. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE boy, SS girl. [​IMG] Are you sure that EE is 6 mos? I would think he'd have more tail development by now, but maybe he's a late bloomer. He's definitely a boy, though.
     
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  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2
     
  5. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot xD guess I will have to put an ad up for the little guy. Hoping that wouldnt be the case! Funny thing is that he didnt look like a roo when i first got him so i named him "Mrs. Jenkins" after my old hen when i was a child. Guess hes a "Mr Jenkins" lol xD
     
  6. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When we got him the guy said 5 months! Its been a month! He is very big as well
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First is an Easter Egger rooster. Second is a Speckled Sussex pullet.

    Neither of those chickens look 6 months old to me. I'd estimate them at 4-5 months. [​IMG]
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:x2 Especially if there is no crowing/laying yet.
     
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  9. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Alright! Thanks [​IMG]. Just what the guy told me. I was wondering why they hadnt started crowing or laying [​IMG]
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agreed--roo and hen, younger than stated. I'd say like 4 months.
     

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