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Can't believe I have to ask... Roo or Hen?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fanov8, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. fanov8

    fanov8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, this guy/gal was born on our farm back in October. I thought for sure it was a rooser since he/she started to show wattles and a comb at around 8 weeks or so. Well, now he/she is 4 months old and nothing. Not the first crow or even attempt to act like a rooster! I only have 2 hens and neither are laying right now so I just don't know what to think. Any help would be great. His/Her mother is the SLBW and the father was a mutt rooster that looks alot like he/she does. I'm so confused!

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  2. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna lean towards hen. The feet puzzle me though. Can we have a closer headshot/footshot?
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    pics are too small to see clearly. even when clicking on, size stays the same.
     
  4. fanov8

    fanov8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I even tried to resize them and wasn't able to. I don't know what the heck I did wrong. Let me see what else I can do to fix it!
     
  5. fanov8

    fanov8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah ha! I figured it out. It will not let me edit the orginal post with the new pics so I will add them here. Hopefully this will help! Thanks! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenoverlord

    chickenoverlord Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a cockerel, should start crowing in the next month or so!
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    That worked! Do I see rooster feathers on the wing- they're darker than the white feathers around them and seem to have some shiny edging to them too? Part the feathers on back and by the tail to see if you see pin feathers with darker feathers like that coming up.. my guess if you see that, it's his roo feathers coming in.

    If I had to guess right now, a slow maturing roo...
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, slow maturing rooster. If his daddy's still around that can inihibit him from crowing, or maybe he's just a late bloomer.
     
  9. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah hes a guy!
     
  10. DavKarm

    DavKarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Love those late bloomers!

    We had a chicken that I thought was a rooster, but my husband reassured me, "No, she's a pullet....she doesn't have any of the signs of a rooster."

    Two months later, "she" started crowing. Now he is our top rooster.
     

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