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Which of our chickens are male and which are female?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aussiejbl, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. aussiejbl

    aussiejbl New Egg

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    New to this. I have a feeling that at least one is a rooster but im not sure but really need to find out as we are not allowed to have roosters here and would like to organise a new safe home before it's too late.[​IMG]
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    I have numbered for ease of answer. Could you also please explain to
    Me for each, what about each makes the chicken a male or a female because the more I read elsewhere, the more confused I get.

    Thanks xx

    Here is a lighter photo of number 3
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    This is a close up of number 1.
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    And this is a close up of number 4.
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. aussiejbl

    aussiejbl New Egg

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    Ok number 1, 3, 4 and 6 were all hatched around the 8th October, and 2, 5 and 7 were hatched around mid September.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Then I would say that #4 and #1 are males.
     
  5. aussiejbl

    aussiejbl New Egg

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    Please see entry again :)
     
  6. aussiejbl

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    It's funny that you should say that because #1 Gloria and #4 Lee-Loo act more aggressive than the rest.
     
  7. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Basically with most breeds, if they have a raised red comb and wattles appearing at an early age, then it is definitely a cockerel. Pullets tend to keep their combs yellow and small until they near laying age.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    1 and 4 are cockerels. 5-7 aren't screaming rooster, but the pics don't show the birds really well.
     

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