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post #1 of 7
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I am a complete novice when it comes to chickens. 

I brought 3 chicks from a breeder that assured me that the chicks had been vent sexed to be hens but im not 100% convinced the black one is.

 

I have googled and it has so many characteristist that a hen has but also a rooster......

 

SO confused.

 

Here is a little back ground.

 

Brought them at 3-5 days old. 2 have been laying eggs for over a month now but not the black one. The black one also crows in the mornings.

 

Day I brought them

 

Black one at 1 month

 

White at 1 month

 

Red at 1 month

 

Now

 

 

 

post #2 of 7

Your birds are all lovely hens.:) 


Edited by Wyandottes7 - 10/25/15 at 8:38am

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post #3 of 7
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Your birds are all lovely hens.:) 

Agreed

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #4 of 7

I'm the odd one out.  By the huge comb & wattles and fact that you said it crows in the morning,   I'm gonna say rooster.

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post #5 of 7

:welcome

 

the black bird is a hen, but I'm thinking she may have ovarian damage or something like that. The large comb and wattles are rooster-ish, add in the crowing and the non-laying and I think she's not getting enough female hormones. Not sure she'll ever be a productive layer for you, so it's your call to keep her or cull her.

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post #6 of 7
Your black bird is a hormonally imbalanced hen. To give a short lesson about chicken physiology; A hen has two sex organs. One of them is an ovary. One is indeterminate, as it doesn't grow into either an ovary or a teste - unless the original ovary is damaged, by a tumor, cancer, etc. Now, the second organ, once growing, should become an ovary. However, sometimes the hen's body will mess up, and the organ will become a teste or a very incorrect and hormonally challenged ovary. What you end up with is a crowing, mating, non-laying hen, who is by all appearances a cock except in feather type.

So, there's not really any one-way answer to your question. If you look at it just based on its behavior, you basically have a cock. It cannot do some of the things most cocks can, like produce offspring or grow cock's feathers, but it is in most aspects a cock.
Edited by QueenMisha - 10/25/15 at 9:47pm

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #7 of 7

Pullets

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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