Do we have the genders right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cavendish Chickens, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, we have two chicks. One is supposed to be a 2 month old hen, and the other a 3 month old roo. We hatched the hen, and bought the roo. But the thing is, they both have large combs. (They are speckled sussex.) The roo is crowing, has been for about a month now. The hen clucks like crazy, but we heard her make a sound like she was trying to crow too. The roo doesn't really make any clucking sounds. Other than that, the only difference between the two is their tails. The roo has a slightly curly, yet short tail. And the hen has a longer straighter tail. His tail is brown and white, hers is more dark brown/black with blue mixed in. She IS a hen, right?
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Sorry, need pics.
     
  3. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't remember how to post pictures.... I've been trying to figure it out, but just can't. Can anyone help?
     
  4. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the roo - Shanticlair (Shanti)

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    the hen - Precious

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  5. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry the pics aren't any better... they wouldn't sit still for me.
     
  6. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like roosters to me. [​IMG] A 2 month old hen wouldn't have a comb that red or that big. In a hen the comb doesn't normally turn red until they are close to laying (5-7months)
     
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  7. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know its hard to tell, but im leaning towards two roosters, [​IMG]
     
  8. ellend

    ellend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About the crowing--our first bantam was a stray (we live in a major city...) and she did some VERY passable crowing when there was a rooster around the house. (Stray number 2--thankfully, we found him a pet home OUTSIDE the city!)

    Emily didn't want him on her turf. As soon as he left, the "crowing" stopped.

    Watch for spurs or spur bumps--even on the BACKS of the legs! I had a roo fool me with that one, until he crowed....
     
  9. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good advice ellend. I will watch carefully. The one we know is definitely a roo is growing the spur bumps already. At three months old. So I will watch the other one and see what happens there. Thanks
     
  10. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So time has gone by, and both of them have bumps where the spurs will grow. Apparently we have two males. We were told they were 1 male 1 female. So now we need to rename "Precious". Anyone have ideas?
     

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