Can any one tell if this is a hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dotshines, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Dotshines

    Dotshines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a 5 month old speckeld sussex. I thought it was a rooster but it doesn't act like one and it hasn't crowed. Its brother is crowing but not this one.
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that'a a rooster. Adolescence hits birds differently, just like it does humans. Even hatch mates can develop at different rates and this guy's just a later bloomer.
     
  3. Dotshines

    Dotshines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thankyou. I thought it was but was confussed by his lack of roosterness. lol
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, that's a roo. He's got pointed saddle feathers.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Roo, sorry
     
  6. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster
     
  7. Chicken Tamer

    Chicken Tamer Overrun With Chickens

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    A beautiful cockerel. He is so pretty!
     
  8. Dotshines

    Dotshines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thank you. He is very sweet. My friend got what she thought were 3 hens and a roo ,but as they grew she said she had 2 roos so she gave me this one. I had sold my Americanas and only kept a hen that had a crooked beak. So my little Funny Girl needed a buddy so I took Ike but as I said befor he hasn't even begun to act like a roo. lol my little late bloomer.
     
  9. Chicken Tamer

    Chicken Tamer Overrun With Chickens

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    Aw, you had a hen with cross beak? I used to have one, sadly she passed.

    Once I had a silkie rooster that didnt start crowing till a year old
     
  10. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my terribly limited experience I find that any young bird with red on their face is a rooster.
     

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