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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:21 pm 
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I have 5 chicks and they are 3 months old now ! So I guess ... not really chicks anymore !

Can anyone please tell me as I'm still guessing (or maybe just hoping) that I don't have so many roosters haha.

Are they boys or girls ?!

I'm going to say these two are roosters. They both weigh 1.5kg each and they are already as tall as my adult hens. Plus they have big combs and wattles.
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This is Henster, because I have always been guessing between hen and rooster. Henster has a body which looks like a pullet but combs and wattles like the roosters ... Henster only weighs 960 grams.
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I'm pretty sure this one's a girl. Weighs the same as Henster.
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Here is the last one. The one in the background, I'm guessing female even though the wattles look a little large. Weighs 1.1kg.
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For photos of what they looked like when they were younger please see this link:
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Thanks !


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:29 pm 
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I think you worked it out correctly.
The last 2 are female, a black and a splash pullet.
The balance are male.
At this age an inspection of not only comb/wattles but hackle feather will give you the result.
On a males neck and saddle hackle the feathers are pointed/spear shaped with a lustrous satin edge where female feathers are spatula shaped or resemble the end of your thumb and are dull, without that lustrous edge.

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