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what sex??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by streemers, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay i bought 15 roos from a lady to butcher but when i got them last night it was dark and i think i might have a hen or 2. i have never raised chickens and didnt plan on it but if i do have a hen or 2 i would keep them. i could always use more eggs;) how can i tell whats a roo from a hen?
    also she gave me a bunch of bantams? how big will they get?
    i got road island reds, cornish and something else but i cant tell whats a boy and whats a girl help!
     
  2. Cockadoodlezoo

    Cockadoodlezoo Out Of The Brooder

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  3. delawaregirl09

    delawaregirl09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, pictures are needed to help. But, Roosters wobbles and combs will be larger than the hens and their saddle feathers, which are the feathers near the base of the tail and to the middle of the back, are pinted and hang down more than the hens rounded tip saddle feathers
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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  5. chickenguysmom

    chickenguysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are they?
     
  6. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    between 2 and 7 months old but a lot of them are still getting their tail feathers.
     
  7. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I see some definite roosters and a couple that are hard to tell - at 7 months of age, the pullets would have big combs too, then they'd probably be laying.

    The one chicken I see that really looks like a hen to me is the barred rock drinking from the blue swimming pool - that one looks like a mature pullet (unless you can see pointed saddle feathers hanging down near his tail). From the view I have - it looks like a female - the dark coloring especially (males are usually a lot lighter).
     
  9. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    The red one in this last picture looks like a hen to me as well.
     
  10. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2nd to last picture the chicken in the backgroud looks like a hen, the comb is smaller than the one in front and tail feathers look much different.
     

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