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Is my hen a rooster?

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I was out in the run taking pictures and wondering if my splash hen is laying yet (I really thought she was), then I looked at her and all of a sudden she looks like a roo!   Have I been in denial all this time?

Her name was Teeny Marilyn, but I think I might have to change it...

Tell me if this is a pullet or cockerel please....

Just two or three weeks ago, she looked like this...

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n416/rebeccasfavepics/MyPeeps/Bantam%20BBS%20Orps/web-bantam-splash-Marilyn-1.jpg

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n416/rebeccasfavepics/MyPeeps/Bantam%20BBS%20Orps/web-topshot-Marilyn.jpg

Today....she/he looked like this...

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n416/rebeccasfavepics/MyPeeps/Bantam%20BBS%20Orps/web-Teeny-closeup-Mar09.jpg

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n416/rebeccasfavepics/MyPeeps/Bantam%20BBS%20Orps/web-Teeny-eating-Mar09.jpg

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n416/rebeccasfavepics/MyPeeps/Bantam%20BBS%20Orps/web-Teeny-side-Mar09.jpg

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n416/rebeccasfavepics/MyPeeps/Bantam%20BBS%20Orps/web-Teeny-tail-Mar09.jpg

What do you think?

~Rebecca

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post #2 of 54

It's a great looking chicken!
I'm new to chickens but if I saw that one in somebody's yard I'd think it's a rooster.

Karin

WAHM to 1 funny little boy (hatched 5/06) and a happy little girl (09/08), living with 3 horses, 3 goats, 4 dogs, 4 1/2 cats, 5 guinea pigs, 3 tortoises, 1 lizard and my poor husband who didn't want pets...
We now have 2 EE chicks, 1 BR chick, 2 Cuckoo Marans
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Karin

WAHM to 1 funny little boy (hatched 5/06) and a happy little girl (09/08), living with 3 horses, 3 goats, 4 dogs, 4 1/2 cats, 5 guinea pigs, 3 tortoises, 1 lizard and my poor husband who didn't want pets...
We now have 2 EE chicks, 1 BR chick, 2 Cuckoo Marans
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post #3 of 54

it does look like a boy.....handsome too love

"Sometimes when we expect the worst, we forget to Hope for the Best"
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post #4 of 54

Wow, I think she/he had a sex change?!?  It totally looks like a pullet at a glance in the first pictures, and then suddenly there are roo-like tail feathers and pointy neck feathers. 

I think it looks like a rooster now, but not 100% certain.

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post #5 of 54

I was going to say that it was a hen, but those tail feathers lead me to believe otherwise....

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post #6 of 54

Rooster.

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people. 

A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, runner ducks, call ducks, two geese that are my feathered children, and a crossbeak silkie X named Dragon. 

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people. 

A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, runner ducks, call ducks, two geese that are my feathered children, and a crossbeak silkie X named Dragon. 

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post #7 of 54
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Originally Posted by Andora 

Wow, I think she/he had a sex change?!?  It totally looks like a pullet at a glance in the first pictures, and then suddenly there are roo-like tail feathers and pointy neck feathers. 

I think it looks like a rooster now, but not 100% certain.


It's like it went through some kind of express puberty or something!   I could not believe it when I came in and looked at the pics next to each other.

~Rebecca

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post #8 of 54

Looks like he was a slow maturing cockeral.  Pretty!!

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Smith/Giles "project" Lavender Orpingtons, Spring of 2012 Part English "project" Lavenders , Part English BBS Orpingtons, Buff Orpingtons and Bantam Light Brahmas.  Follow me down the yellow brick road!!! 

I'm holding out for the gold star !!!!   

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post #9 of 54

Whew.  A late bloomer.  We had one of those.  We were waiting for him to lay an egg.  All the "other" hens the same age were starting to lay.  He never laid an egg and one day it dawned on me she was a he.  The kids still called him a girl up until we culled him. lau

post #10 of 54

roo -- beautiful color!

Lorie
in Middle Tennessee
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