What gender are these birds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kimbo5, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. kimbo5

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    Hi, I was just wondering what gender these birds are? They are all 11 weeks old and the farm where the eggs came from keep: Wellsummers, Rhode island reds and Warrens. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    All of them are cockerels, except for perhaps the second bird.
     
  3. Basskids08

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    Everyone of them are males!

    Even 2 looks male!
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're all mixed breed cockerels.
     
  5. kimbo5

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    Hi, thank you for your quick responses, could you please explain how you have come to the conclusions that they are all cockerels? i.e. what are the give-aways as such?
     
  6. BantamLover21

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    All of them look like cockerels to me, too.

    Why?:

    #1 has classic rooster coloring--white with red patches on his wings. Hens don't get that color.
    #2 has patchy red coloring, thick legs, and upright stance, and possibly the beginnings of rooster saddle/hackle feathers. All of those are signs of a male chicken.
    #3 shows some pointed tail feathers (only roosters have those) and once again the mostly white/patchy red wing coloring.
    #4 has the classic rooster Crele coloring, plus you get the impression of pointed hackle/saddle feathers when you look at it.
     
  7. donrae

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    Pretty much my thinking, also. Plus the fact they all have this much comb and redness to the comb at this age. Pullets this age typically have a pretty minimal comb, and it's still fleshy pink, not nice and red like these guys'.
     
  8. kimbo5

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    Thank you very much
     
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  9. kimbo5

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    Thank you very much!
     
  10. Frindizzle

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    Yep, I say they all look like roosters.
     

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