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GLW hen that crows? Or is this a rooster?

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Good evening, 

I have had 2 wyandotte hens for the last 14 weeks. They were probably 3 or 4 months old when I got them. Earlier this week, one of them started to crow inside the coop. I do have a rooster that crows all day long so I am very familiar with his crow. This was not him. This was more of a mimicked crow. It didn't sound natural. And just today I saw what appeared to be the "hen" doing a short attempt at the rooster dance to my little frizzle.  However, I have not seen her try to mount either of the hens. Neither of the wyandottes have given me eggs yet.  What has me confused are the hackle and saddle feathers.. Is this a rooster?  I've attached some pics. The hen in question is center.  Thanks!!

 

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Looks like a rooster to me

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x3 rooster...I see saddle in the first photo

 

LofMc

 

...and :welcome


Edited by Lady of McCamley - 10/29/15 at 8:52pm
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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post #5 of 7

:welcome

 

That's a rooster.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rooster

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Well pooh...gonna have to shorten his name. Barbara jean no longer seems fitting. thanks everyone smile.png
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