Droopy comb? Is she/he a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewcomerChicken, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. NewcomerChicken

    NewcomerChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    She/he is 6 weeks old. She/he has always been pretty sweet, but also kind of dominant. I read somewhere that hens have droopy combs, but i'm not sure if its true. Is she/he a cockerel? Or a hen?
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    what breed? I would say a rooster, but some hens cans get big floppy combs, just normally when they are older
     
  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Chest feathers are usually a 100% sign of a rooster at this age. That comb is another dead give away, breeds prone to the big combs in the hens wont get them until they are ready to lay and this lil fella is waaays away from that.
     
  4. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So how will you know for sure? or is this 100% here?
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    That's what I was thinking. The only time you see a black chest on a pullet is when she is a black chicken.
     
  6. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockerel
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    agree with this. it's a roo because that's the roo black chest coming in. You will be seeing bright red feathers coming out on his neck and back. Look up pictures of 'black breasted red' or 'red duckwing' roosters online to get idea of his coloring when fully grown.
     
  8. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a roo....
     

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