8/9 weeks.. Hen or Rooster?

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

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky will be 9 week son Monday. Hen or Rooster? I have gotten people say both..


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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a rooster. No doubts there
     
  3. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    rooster
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on rooster. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy comb and wattles batman, I think you have a rooster ;)
     
  6. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  8. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. ..... Premium Member

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    You definitely have a rooster.
     

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