Crowing hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by watchick, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. watchick

    watchick New Egg

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    Hi all, where I live we are not allowed roosters. We got our chicks from an individual breeder. Told they were all hens, but this morning our frizzle began to crow. I am going to post pictures. Is this a roo or a hen?[​IMG]
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster.
     
  3. watchick

    watchick New Egg

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    Are you positive?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How old?
     
  6. watchick

    watchick New Egg

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    Hatched March 30th so three and a half months or so
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel, then. Too much comb and wattle development, too early for a pullet.
     
  8. watchick

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  9. watchick

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    Same age Rhode Island Red... Is her waddle and comb too developed to be a hen? Also is the dominant chicken
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Could be a very fast maturing pullet, or a very slow maturing cockerel at this point.
    The Frizzle is male, due to the fact that they are not typically fast maturing. They tend to be very slow to mature and start laying, actually. Not uncommon for pullets to not lay until well over 6 months of age.
    Production Reds, on the other hand, can start laying as early as 16 to 18 weeks. And yes, that's a Production Red. Rhode Island Reds are a much deeper color, and have a very different shape.
     

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