Do I have a Rooster or a Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vainshutterbug, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. vainshutterbug

    vainshutterbug New Egg

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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

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  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A rooster.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Roo
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How old is it? The barring says cockerel but, I know some BR's can be surprising and turn the tables on you.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
  6. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is he? I think it's a cockerel....
     
  7. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a roo
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Do you know the parentage of the bird? It looks like a black sex link cockerel to me.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  10. UlmerChickens

    UlmerChickens Out Of The Brooder

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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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