Cock or Hen?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by haveagoharvey, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. haveagoharvey

    haveagoharvey New Egg

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    Hello got 4 bantams about 6 months ago they have only just started laying,
    one of them is treading on the backs of a couple of them holding on to there combs with its beak
    now that to me puts this "hen" confused or she is a boy????????? but have not heard a noise out of her/him
    would i of heard some early wake up calls by now???????? It is the little white one that is treading but we only get 2 eggs every couple days so any of them might not be girls. [​IMG]
     
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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. The all white one looks like a roo to me. A side pic would be better. It looks like it has saddle feathers, which would definitly make it a roo. I do not go by just comb size alone. [​IMG]
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. The all white one appears to be a rooster.
     
  5. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I agree the small white one is a roo. Lucky you if he's quiet!
     
  6. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina the white one is a rooster
     
  7. haveagoharvey

    haveagoharvey New Egg

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    Thanks Guys! i will get some more pictures on in a bit just incase any of the others are boys!!!
    i cant tell a boy from girl in the chicken world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i dont think i will be able to keep roo's, trouble is kids have named them and you guys are saying that florence is now a fred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. haveagoharvey

    haveagoharvey New Egg

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    Hello Again!

    really need to know Hen or Roo on all 5 of our little ones the 4 bantoms are about 6/7 months old the big one about 5/6 months! you chicken people have already told me the all white one is a roo!!!!
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  9. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me from the pics, they all look like hens except the white one, roo.
     
  10. henhound

    henhound Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I agree! Looks like pointy saddle feathers to me.
     

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