So the top one is my rooster and the bottom one is supposed to be a hen however she mounts all the hens like she is a rooster...is she confused or am I. She was sold to me as a hen but her behavior is that of a rooster except for crowing...HELP LOL
Hen or rooster?
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Sorry but it looks like two roos.
Yes, I know what you mean! "She" can just be suppressing her man-ness because you have another more dominant Roo present.
The hackle and tail feathers are what is really standing out. Also hens generally don't do the mounting thing. (Unless they are the dominant female and there is no rooster, even then it's pretty rare.)
Every sign points to a subordinate cockerel keeping a low profile to avoid getting his butt kicked. With those saddle feathers, red shoulders and gangly look there's no doubt it is a male.
Is he a buff Brahma? They are slow developers. It could be he just hasn't matured enough yet to crow. Though usually they are crowing long before chasing hens.
Edited by keesmom - 2/17/16 at 3:14pm