Roosters or hens?

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Losingtheplotckens

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Roosters or hens?
« on: November 21, 2022, 12:30 »
Hi trying to work out if we have two hens... Two rooster's or one of each ?
I have some ideas by the ways they have been reacting .... But would like some more help please .

They were born 10th and 11th sept . Unknown type as they were eggs given by plot holder below and mothered by our Broody silkies.
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Losingtheplotckens

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2022, 13:17 »
Apologies for the screenshots. They are taken from videos. Cheers

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themagicaltoad1

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 13:26 »
They look like hens to me, I guess you'll only know for sure when they start crowing or laying. :D

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Losingtheplotckens

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2022, 14:00 »
Have been waiting for a crow... Nothing yet however have witnessed one of the two chicks on the back/treading /dominating some of the silkies .. so have been wondering if that's a dominance thing ... Pecking order or in fact trying to mate ?

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2022, 14:07 »
Number 1 has rather sturdy legs and upright stance for hen. Not sure about number 2.

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Losingtheplotckens

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2022, 14:17 »
Few more pics of the second/lighter coloured chick...  And will see what others of the darker one I can find.


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Losingtheplotckens

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2022, 14:23 »
Best I currently have right now. 
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themagicaltoad1

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2022, 16:36 »
Defo think the lighter one's a hen. The other one's wattle & comb are very small for a cockerel so prob also a hen. I've had hens that try to mount other hens, it is a dominance thing.

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2022, 16:56 »
Looks like a curl on the tail feather cockrel l like.
Check the shape of the neck feathers pointed male rounded female

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Losingtheplotckens

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2022, 18:25 »
Defo think the lighter one's a hen. The other one's wattle & comb are very small for a cockerel so prob also a hen. I've had hens that try to mount other hens, it is a dominance thing.

Hi, both of them have been chest bumping with eachother .... Having not raised any from eggs myself I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for..

I saw the cockerel (father) today and he is absolutely huge.. has the same colours as the darker one however there is a hen with the darker colours as well  and then all the other hens are the lighter /white colouring

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2022, 13:25 »
one looks like a warren and the other looks like a calder, similar to warren but lighter in colour. so hens

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Re: Roosters or hens?
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2022, 06:35 »
Defo think the lighter one's a hen. The other one's wattle & comb are very small for a cockerel so prob also a hen. I've had hens that try to mount other hens, it is a dominance thing.

Hi, both of them have been chest bumping with eachother .... Having not raised any from eggs myself I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for..

I saw the cockerel (father) today and he is absolutely huge.. has the same colours as the darker one however there is a hen with the darker colours as well  and then all the other hens are the lighter /white colouring
males and females chest bump; they're trying to sort out their places in the pecking order. If one were a cockerel I'd expect him to have a much redder comb and wattle than the other, since they were about 3 weeks old. So I think you've got lucky and got 2 pullets  ;)


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