Last week, I went to the trouble of naming all the chicks that I believe to be hens. Of all the hens, Rita (Americauna #3) was my sure-fire, mass-production egg-laying superstar of the future however............. tonight I noticed the small bumps on the inside of her legs looks to be growing. They are still only stubs but definitely larger than before. And even feel kinda sharp. Uh-oh!!
So I punched up Google and queried "how to identify a rooster". I've read most of these tips before but maybe if I reread them one more time, something will pop out at me. Here are a few of them.
1. Generally by 5 weeks you will really notice slight differences in comb size - males will have slightly larger combs, length of the legs, size of the feet - males will have slightly longer legs and larger feet, and presence of saddle feathers - only the male will have pointed saddle feathers, hens are rounded.