Could this rooster be a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kota Kurios, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Kota Kurios

    Kota Kurios New Egg

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    I've assumed this six month old bird was a rooster, based on the big floppy comb and tail feathers. Admittedly, I have very little idea what I'm talking about though, I just assumed he was a he because he looked so different from the rest.

    Well, I came home this afternoon to discover him in one of the nests. I know roosters sometimes hang around in the nest like that, but about ten minutes later I heard "the egg song", and lo and behold, there was a warm egg in the nest where he was sitting. Was he maybe just sitting on an egg and keeping it warm, and then celebrating? Or could he be a she?

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  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Definetly a hen.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. Kota Kurios

    Kota Kurios New Egg

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    Wow, thanks. Close call too, I was planning to retire him before Christmas! Any idea what breed SHE might be?
     
  4. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brown leghorn hen
     
  5. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks similar to my French Black Copper Maran hens. Not exactly but similar in comb and neck coloring.
     
  6. murfsma

    murfsma New Egg

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    She looks like my brown leghorn. I love her white earrings.
     
  7. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light brown leghorn, I have just like her but mine is a rosecomb version
     
  8. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And yes it is a hen
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    With a comb like that she is going to be a fantastic layer!
     
  10. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, brown leghorn hen. She will lay you lots of white eggs
     

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