8/9 weeks.. Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kada6305, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Songster

    1,988
    74
    158
    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    Lucky will be 9 week son Monday. Hen or Rooster? I have gotten people say both..


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Songster

    1,043
    59
    163
    Jun 2, 2011
    Lebanon Ohio
    Thats a rooster. No doubts there
     
  3. dan26552

    dan26552 Free Ranging

    22,614
    17,703
    686
    Oct 28, 2014
    Waiting for epicness.
    My Coop
    rooster
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    25,581
    2,229
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    X3 on rooster. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. suliah

    suliah Chirping

    212
    10
    71
    Oct 8, 2014
    Muskegon, MI
    Holy comb and wattles batman, I think you have a rooster ;)
     
  6. kada6305

    kada6305 Songster

    1,988
    74
    158
    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    I've gotten a lot of people tell me hen this time around on some FB groups. This was what they said about being hen : Pullet for all the same reasons listed above, her hackles are rounded not pin like, her saddle feathers are "missing" also no sickle tail feathers.

    Guess we'll find out if it crows or lays an egg. If Lucky is a rooster then he will be going to freezer camp.
     
  7. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Songster

    1,043
    59
    163
    Jun 2, 2011
    Lebanon Ohio
    Those pointy feathers you are talking about dont come in until around 12-14 weeks olds, so he wouldnt have them yet. His comb is as big as some of my year old hens' combs, you wont be getting eggs from him, sorry.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2014
  8. popsicle

    popsicle Songster

    Cockerel.

    The darker red feathers on the shoulders is also a good tip-off that he will soon sprout pointy hackles.
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    18,641
    9,241
    691
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    X 2 - the saddle/hackle feathers do not show gender typing just yet, so being rounded means nothing and does not counter the other signs that all point to cockerel.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    20,585
    1,236
    401
    Jul 24, 2013
    You definitely have a rooster.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: