3 Speckled Hens, not sure if one is a Rooster, HELP!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ashleal123, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. ashleal123

    ashleal123 New Egg

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    Bought 3 week old chicks in August and was told they were all female
    Now they are older noticed that one is more aggressive than the other two, and has a very red face and comb
    Where as the other two have small combs and are pale pink in the face
    Its feathers curve over at the back and there are green feathers in the tail
    Is this normal for speckled hens or not?
    They are nearly 3 months old
    Can some one help please?? [​IMG]

    The one at the back is the one I am talking about...

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  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    You likely have a cockerel. The photo isn't close enough to judge neck feathers and we can't see legs or tail but that's a very red comb for <3 months.
     
  3. ashleal123

    ashleal123 New Egg

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    Does this help?
     
  4. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad to have you join us! That looks like a cockerel to me. Can you get a side view picture of him though? That way we can see the tail and neck feathers better to confirm its gender for you. [​IMG]
     
  5. ashleal123

    ashleal123 New Egg

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    I'll go and take one now for you :)
     
  6. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay, that would be great. [​IMG]
     
  7. ashleal123

    ashleal123 New Egg

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    Tail

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    Neck feathers

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    Took on my phone so they are not great :(
     
  8. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, that is most definitely a cockerel. [​IMG] My guess is you should start hearing some crowing from him any day now. He's a beautiful boy!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The one on the left in the first photo (with the larger, redder comb and wattles) is a cockerel. The other birds are pullets.
     
  10. ashleal123

    ashleal123 New Egg

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    Aww no I've become so attached to them all. But I bought them for eggs so what should I do with him? :(

    Thank you for your help! :)
     

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