Cock or Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by haveagoharvey, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. haveagoharvey

    haveagoharvey New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Dec 29, 2010
    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]
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    10,884
    20
    291
    Jul 17, 2009
    If he is mounting the girls, then he is a he.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    63,964
    9,818
    766
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Second from the right is a cockerel. The other four are pullets. Your suspicions were correct.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,532
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    x2
     
  5. Abbeygremlin

    Abbeygremlin Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Dec 27, 2010
    X3
     
  6. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

    946
    12
    161
    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    Lucky Fella" he is . Look at the end of their feathers, Hens will be rounded where a Cock will be pointed.
     
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    6,577
    15
    276
    Nov 11, 2008
    Texas
    x4
     
  8. haveagoharvey

    haveagoharvey New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Dec 29, 2010
    Thank chicken people, but why is he not cock-a doing??? about 6 months old
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    34,028
    453
    448
    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Yup, I think I see the saddle feathers among all that white. Pretty roo!

    Crowing varies a lot. He doesn't have any competition from other roos and that cuts down crowing a lot in itself. I imagine you'll hear one soon, though.
     
  10. haveagoharvey

    haveagoharvey New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Dec 29, 2010
    AHHHHH trouble is i live in a built up area and wont be able to keep a roo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    can i keep him silent ish???????????
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by