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Am I a hen or a Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tialena, May 18, 2016.

  1. Tialena

    Tialena Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i was sure this one was a hen, but yesturday somone crowed in my coop! I have noticed she has got alot redder in the last couple of weeks also some red feathers have appeared on her back. She has no sign of spurs and acts like a hen im so confused please could anyone help? Thank you
     
  2. Tialena

    Tialena Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry forgot to say shes approximately 4 months, i just assumed she was getting ready to lay.
     
  3. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm leaning towards cockerel. Spurs don't matter; both hens and roosters have the little buttons, and though usually only roosters get big ones, don't use them as an indication of pullet/cockerel.
     
  4. Tialena

    Tialena Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry i didnt mean to imply only roosters get spurs, i was just trying to point out her more feminine points, also she is very round and also very motherly to the younger ones too a point that we named her mother hen lol I guess im in denial as she is by far my favourite! My husband insist's It was her who crowed but i need more convincing please.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a cockerel. Just look at the darker feathers on the back. Those are the male saddle feathers coming in. Also, Cochins don't usually start to lay until about 6 months of age. A pullet would just be starting to get a hint of pink in the comb at 4 months. Your guy has been red for a while now. And spurs don't usually begin to develop until after 6 months of age.
     
  6. Tialena

    Tialena Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much junebuggena I trust your judgement you seem to know your stuff. I guess im gonna have to rehome her . :hit
     
  7. Tialena

    Tialena Out Of The Brooder

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    Him*
     
  8. Sir Chicken

    Sir Chicken Just Hatched

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    I no expert but I would say that is a rooster because of the redness in the comb and wattles and the pointed hackle feathers. However it still hasn't developed a prominent trail feather,so I may be wrong. Good luck
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Go take a look at Cochin rooster photos. They aren't really supposed to have the typical rooster tail feathers, due to their very low tail-set. Good Cochins almost look rumpless.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     

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