Dominique hen or roo? (pics)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by djswett, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. djswett

    djswett In the Brooder

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    It might be early to tell for sure, but our lovely 4 1/2 week old Dominique acts pretty 'cocky' and has a more developed comb than the rest of the girls. She does have that shaded tone on the front of her legs which some claim it means she's a hen... but we're not sure.
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  2. I'm still a newbie, but I think you have a "Dominic" there. His mostly light barring and red comb both lead me to think its a boy!
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  3. Florida Chicks

    Florida Chicks Hatching

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    looks like a little roo
     
  4. djswett

    djswett In the Brooder

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    Quote:NOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!
     
  5. jmhappycowboy

    jmhappycowboy The Egg Wrangler

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    sorry to have to say this but it looks like a little roo to me also.
     
  6. kellykate

    kellykate Songster

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    yup -- definitely a cockerel. The pullets are quite a bit darker.
     
  7. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

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    Sorry, not what you want to hear.... that's a roo. He's a cutie though! [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Sorry, but he's most definitely a HE.
     
  9. djswett

    djswett In the Brooder

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    I don't know people; I think dominique might be a she...
    I took her back to the feed co. and the lady (who would happily take back my roo/hen) said that she was almost sure it's a girl.
    She's not really acting bossy, and her legs have a nice dark shade.

    Hmmm.....

    I kind of have a hard time dissagreing with Specklehen and her +26000 posts, but...i have hope....
     
  10. Randy

    Randy Songster

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    I guess you'll know for sure when it starts crowing.[​IMG]
     

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