Back the truck up! Do females have waddles???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newchickiefarmer, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. newchickiefarmer

    newchickiefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I'm new to chickening...I guess I just figured that only roos have waddles....now I'm reading through a thread and the girls askin what her chicken is...it has waddles...and everyone says its a hen? Help!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They have them....just not as large as the roos.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yes, hens have wattles too. They just don't get as long or as large as the rooster's.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, they do [​IMG]

    Here's one of my NN hens.

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  5. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    [​IMG] I LOVE that NN Hen! Wow! [​IMG]
     
  6. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    LilPeeps, see you can tell its a girl, notice how smooth and nice the hair style is..................ha ha ha I crack myself up....hah ha haha!
    Really, chickens have wattles, combs and can crow -not as good as the pretty boys can, but they crow. Or perhaps not crow, but sound of with a strangled ahaaahhhhhrrroooooahhh.
    Its natures way of allowing the roos to blend in a bit longer so we don't chop their heads off!
    Heeheee he.
     
  7. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah my leghorn hen kind of crows, it sounds like a strangled rooster.
     
  8. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that chicken looks like Christopher Walken LOL!
     
  9. newchickiefarmer

    newchickiefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    well gosh darn it then! I was keeping an eye out because one of my chicks is getting a wattle, and the other two really arent..so i figured the wattly one was a roo! back to the drawing board [​IMG]
     
  10. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    How old are they? Girls usually don't get wattles until they get a little closer to laying age I believe. If your chick is only a few weeks old, you may have a boy on your hands.
     

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