Do I have a Rooster or a Hen?

vainshutterbug

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Dec 22, 2015
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Trying to work out if this little one is a Roo or Hen? My guess its a Rooster due to the fast development of the Comb and Wattle. Really don't want to re-home him as its so cute!!! I am hoping someone can give me any ideas :) Many Thanks - All the way from New Zealand




 

junebuggena

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Apr 17, 2015
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That barring isn't definitively male. It's a bit lighter than the average pullet on the front half, but the back and wings are too dark for a purebred male. The wattles are a bit red, but that could just be flushing from excitement or stress.
Give this one a few more weeks and post again.
 
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donrae

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Do you know the parentage of the bird? It looks like a black sex link cockerel to me.
 

UlmerChickens

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Dec 23, 2015
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To me it looks like a rooster but here's a good way to tell.
this way to tell if it is a boy or a girl is not perfect, but it is a highly educated guess.
here is what you do, you can hold the chicken on its back.
If it starts kicking, then it is most likely a boy because boys tend to like to fight back.
If it kicks just a little or not at all it is most likely to be a girl.
You can also tell whether it is a boy or girl with a different method.
You can hold it by the back of the neck like a cat would do to its chicken.
And the results of the first one apply.
Hope this helps!
 

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