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confused - sex change?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by buttergirl12, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. buttergirl12

    buttergirl12 Out Of The Brooder

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    We picked our 7 chickens from a mixed bunch, some hens, some roosters, some young looking chickens. We didn't know what breeds or how old they were. I did some googling and figured this was a standard Cochin and fully grown.

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    then she started mounting other hens and her comb and wattles started to grow. But the tail still looks the same and she or he gets along with the other rooster.

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    So I guess this is a rooster?
     
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to say roo, but not 100%. How old is it?
     
  3. buttergirl12

    buttergirl12 Out Of The Brooder

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    No idea how old. But my husband just came in and said he is trying to crow and it sounds like he has a beak full of food or water. He/she just didn't look that young to me when we got them.
     
  4. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still can't give a definite answer. [​IMG] I want to say hen, but something is telling me roo. I think I see the makings of saddle feathers and a curved tail, but I am not a 100%. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Definite boy. It isn't full grown though - Those neck feathers and the splash coloring is quite immature.
     
  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely a young rooster.
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Good lookin' young man, too.
     
  8. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a boy, it was just young when you got him, but in the first pic I can see the saddle feathers.


    Otherwise, he did look like a hen.
     

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