which one is a hen and rooster?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by velmamomma, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. velmamomma

    velmamomma Hatching

    Nov 2, 2014
    I'm new to having chickens
    I grew up in the city and my husband grew up in the country. He has chickens as a kid but doesn't remember how to tell the sex of the chickens accurately. Please help and tell me why and how to tell for next time. [​IMG]
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Could you post a side profile of each bird?

    I'm actually leaning towards cockerel on both. The one on the left has a large red comb and patchy red coloring on the wings. I can't see saddle feathers in the photo, but I may see them if you post a side profile.

    The bird on the right I'm thinking cockerel on because of the patchy red coloration. I also think I see saddle feathers near the tail. But, I'm not sure because the comb isn't very large or red.

    Also, how old are they?
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2014
  3. cash money

    cash money Chirping

    Aug 20, 2014
    Right rooster left hen

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