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Breed and gender help please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fonziefarm, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. fonziefarm

    fonziefarm New Egg

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    This chicken is around 7 months old. We've been assuming she is a hen but lately she's looking more like a rooster with the mane and long tail feathers. We haven't gotten any eggs or heard any crowing. I also have no idea of the breed. Thanks for your help![​IMG]
     
  2. PeacockJoJo

    PeacockJoJo Out Of The Brooder

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    The long lustrous Sickles indicate a roo. Also, the long pointed hackles and saddles. The only other thing I can think of is sometimes if there is no rooster, the most dominant hen will molt in pointed feathers, a pronounced comb, and will begin crowing.
     
  3. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover!
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks to be a Rhode island red rooster
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely a cockerel. As for breed, I can't really see what type of comb he and has, but I think I see some lacing on his plumage....perhaps a mix of some sort? [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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