Ancona hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lostnstars, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. lostnstars

    lostnstars Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I got this bird from a feed store in July. It was about 4 months old when I got it so now it's about 9 months old. Lately it's comb has gotten huge! Not bright red like my laying hens but just bigger than over ever seen on a hen. I was sure it was a hen until now. There's been no crowing from it whatsoever. I just refreshed myself on what the hens of this breed look like and it seems they do have huge combs so I'm hoping it's a hen. What do you think?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture.
     
  3. lostnstars

    lostnstars Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay sorry. I tried but I forgot it never works when I attach them from my phone for some reason. Here are two pics. I also have one from when I first got her in July if that will help.

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You have a beautiful hen - it looks as if she is laying.
     
  5. lostnstars

    lostnstars Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I thought it was my black sex link that was my new layer. Her comb is much smaller of course but much more red than the ancona's. But the new layer is laying white eggs and I read that the black sex links lay brown. So I guess it is the Ancona that started laying two days ago! Thanks again!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The white eggs are most likely hers.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hen.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    She is so cute.
     
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  9. lostnstars

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    She is very shy and was so sick when I got her. She's doing much better. The feed store I got her from had such interesting breeds and a better variety than my normal store. I will never buy from them again but I'm glad I got her. I got some beautiful hens there.
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet, the white eggs are hers.
     
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