dominique rooster or hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KellyandKatie, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm dominique rooster or hen?
    This was talked about some in this tread - page 4 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=63778

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    Here is what I do know- this bird has never laid an egg
    this bird has never crowed
    I have never seen this bird mount any of my other hens
    BUT here is the kicker-- my other hens are laying fertilized eggs


    So.... large comb and waddles
    no huge spurs on legs
    and tail feathers are modest- there is a new curly feather showing I noticed
    OH! I got him/her about two-ish months ago and was told SHE was over one year old then
    she/he is the nicest bird we own

    what are some things that will confirm that he is the rooster -- aside from the white spot on the eggs that are being laid and not being laid by him( and no other roosters anywhere near my hens) without seeing any signs of mounting?
    When I got a new barred rock he did puff up his neck feathers and do a silly little fighting dance with her...
     
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  2. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen.....and alot of older hens don't lay well. She is a very pretty bird!!!
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I say hen. The 'halo' or white spot on the yolk isnt always a sign of fertilized eggs. All birds will raise their hackle when there is a new bird, we have a few hens that always fight with new birds.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Due to the coloring and lack of long tail featers and spurs. I'd say hen.
     
  5. flewdacoop

    flewdacoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hen
     
  6. lsg1007

    lsg1007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree - hen. Are your eggs really fertilized? If so, you must have a rooster elsewhere
     

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