I have a seabright that has decided it does not want to be a hen and is transforming rapidly (within one week she has gone from full girl to almost full comb and waddles.) I wanted to know if anyone knows if it is possible for s/he to be fertile. the other (real girl) is laying eggs and is thinking about going broody and I have high hopes this odd pair could produce more.
hen turned rooster question
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If something happened to her ovary (only one develops- left as I recall) she might look like a rooster and even start crowing and grow feathers but she will not make any "seed", she is not equipped.
Birds are males by default (unlike mammals) so if something disrupts her being female she will look male but not actually be fertile.
Now if 'she' never laid eggs and maybe 'she' was never a female just not in 'her' rooster feathers that would be different.
well they are both a year old, so i know they were girls (we had a boy but he died) so im not worried that I got that wrong, but yeah I will be waiting to see how long it takes for s/he to fully change, I had one white rock do the same thing, turned into a boy at about 9 months and started mating, but since he lives with one other rooster ill never know if he is fertile. Ill be checking and updating since im sure there are others curious about this. thanks!