Boy or Girl

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tofupup, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. tofupup

    tofupup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Animal shelter had this chicken listed as a hen but this bird crowed this morning. Could she be a hen who crows or is this definitely a young roo?

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Do you know what age it is? The head has a very roostery shape, but that's a perfectly reasonable comb/wattle for a point of lay or laying hen. And the main tail feathers are curved, but the saddle is completely henny. If it's young, I'd say cockerel, if it's older, I'd say hormonally imbalanced hen.

    Either way, it's a mixed breed.
     
  3. tofupup

    tofupup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know the age! I wish I did! S/he was brought in as a stray so no info was given.

    Would a young rooster do a dance in the presence of hens? This one did not. (S/he is now at a boarding facility because the adopter is not zoned for roosters.)
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Potentially. They tend to develop instincts to dance around the same time they begin to crow.

    But honestly, the more I look at the head, the more I think it's a cockerel. Just the shape of the face, comb and wattle.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Hope he/she gets a good home
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Based on the head, I'd say cockerel.
     
  7. jboisvert

    jboisvert Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a young too based on the head and tail...crowing too!
     
  8. tofupup

    tofupup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In case anyone is wondering, this bird laid an egg this morning so turned out to be a hen!!!
     
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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the update!
     
  10. FarhanFanta

    FarhanFanta New Egg

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    Its a girl ;)
     

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