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Is this a rooster or a hen??

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Our chicken is almost 12 weeks old. He/She is an americana and we have been trying to figure out what gender it is. Can anyone help?? Thanks.

 

 

 

post #2 of 5

At 12 weeks, I think it is a pullet.

 

While you have some auburn coming in here and there, it is not a red block on the wings.


Feathers look rounded in the photo, and the comb is still small and mostly pale.

 

A rooster by 12 weeks would have a redder comb and more blotchy coloring.

 

I'd wait a few more weeks to make a definite call, but I think you've got an Easter Egger girl.

 

LofMc

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 #3 of 5
Is a girl, but very long-legged like a boy.
post #4 of 5

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Looks like an Easter Egger pullet.

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post #5 of 5
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Thanks to all who replied!  We were convinced it was a rooster - guessed wrong :-)

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