Bought as hen, but think this 5 month old may be a roo? *MORE PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mac Momma, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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    Anyone got any idea?
     
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  2. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    The head says hen but the body looks like a rooster in the making...I'm not 100% sure so it's a guess.....looks to be one of those wait and see games...a crow or an egg to me....

    Australorp?
     
  4. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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    I am not sure of the breed. The lady that I bought it from has a lot of chickens and so it is probably a cross. I know that one of her main roosters is a RIR. But this one certainly doesn't look like an once of RIR in it!
     
  5. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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    I am a total newbie, so I know very little. I have a big RIR rooster myself who has great saddle feathers and large waddles. This one has all the sudden started getting red in the comb and waddle and "fluffing" up to one of the smaller hens. I don't know! I haven't gotten any eggs from my four, but I feel that it will be soon. But if I have a roo here, then I OVER PAID!
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    At 5 months she would be getting red in her comb and wattles if she is a hen...thats just a sign she is of age to start laying...maybe if she is a cross she has taken on the body shape of the RIR rooster... I really can't say hen or roo, just not sure 100%
     
  7. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does look very much to be a young rooster based on the tail feathers and, I think, the hackles. I can't see that closely to tell for sure. The odd thing is that by 5 months old they are typically much more developed and there would be no question. It could be a late developing rooster though.
     
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  9. Easter_pink_silkies

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    Just a guess but i think its a hen.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I also say hen.
     

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