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Amber White....hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickieBirds, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. ChickieBirds

    ChickieBirds Hatching

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    I bought this chicken a couple weeks ago, was told it was a hen but the wattles and comb seems to be getting bigger. I'm not sure the exact age but it was hatched this year. I'm guessing around 5 months old? It's a couple inches taller than my other hens that are probably pretty close to the same age.

    I was told this is an "Amber White" which is apparently a cross between a Rhode Island Red and a Rhode Island White.



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  2. annageckos

    annageckos Songster

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    Please keep in mind that I have no chickens myself, but that looks like a roo to me. Those hackle feathers look long and skinny like a roosters would be. I can't make out any saddle feathers though. Hopefully someone else that knows more then I do will come along soon.
     
  3. K Spot

    K Spot Songster

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    Roo.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    That is a cockerel. The feathers of the hackles (neck) are pointed. That's a cockerel feature. The super tall legs? Again, cockerel feature as the cockerel must be taller to better mount a hen in breeding and for a high, look out position in the flock. The large comb and wattles, (waddle is how a duck walks, LOL) also are a cockerel's distinguishing characteristic at this age.
     
  5. ChickieBirds

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    Oops, wattle. Obviously I'm a rookie :) Thanks for the info everyone.
     
  6. chickita12

    chickita12 Chirping

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    Def. a roo!
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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