Chicken gender confusion!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pollo Posada, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Pollo Posada

    Pollo Posada Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 25, 2009
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    I have a chicken whose gender is in question. I caught the cockerel (crowing now so I know its a boy) trying to mate with it yesterday. So, I thought, ok, it's a pullet.

    And yet, today, I caught that same chicken trying to mate with one of my pullets!

    What is going on? Thoughts - is it a male or female?
     
  2. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? [​IMG]
     
  3. Pollo Posada

    Pollo Posada Out Of The Brooder

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    The man I got them from said they were born in December. Not sure which week. None of them are laying yet.
     
  4. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Roos will try to mate with other roos, but hens don't typically try to mate with hens. My guess is that he's a boy.
     

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