Araucana Cross Breed, Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SimonChicken, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. SimonChicken

    SimonChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Was given to me among others as the owner no longer had time for chickens, it's cuckoo colouring with odd brown/red feathers it has a fan like tail which folds when walking. Has a small pinkish comb, no wattles or spurs but being unfamiliar with the breed I don't know if this is normal. It's 26 weeks old and hasn't crowed when chicks hatched with it have been for over a month. Pictures added tommorow.
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    till pictures are up, not much can be said
     
  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    agreed
     
  4. SimonChicken

    SimonChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks exactly like the cuckoo female on the omlet website, but it fought my cockerel briefly so I questioned its gender. But do hens fight like cocks when the pecking order is being re shuffled?
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, hens can and will fight. I have lost a few silkie roosters to a silkie hen killing them.
     
  6. SimonChicken

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    That's probably it then as I have no other reason to suspect it's a cockerel apart from a brief fight this morning.
     

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