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Ersatz rooster??????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FrazzledMomOf3, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. FrazzledMomOf3

    FrazzledMomOf3 In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2010
    This is the same chicken I've asked about before. It was given to me by my cousin, she says it's a hen but I'm not sure how old it was when she got it. Anyway, it's got spurs and a giant comb (much bigger than my other barred rocks)... and it behaves like a rooster. I haven't heard it crow, but it does do that tall neck thing and holds its tail feathers up high. Also, will stand tall and flap its wings in a different manner than my hens. BUT it doesn't seem to have rooster type feathers... no long drapey ones in the back, for instance. Or the fluffly ones under the tail feathers.

    This is the best picture I could take, it won't let me get close enough to take a pic over the top of its back.


    what do you think?????

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Male and female chickens both have spurs.

    it could be a dominant female.... because I think it's a pullet. Don't depend upon MY decision though!

    Is it lighter than your other BRs? Because the females have darker barring.
  3. cashdl

    cashdl Songster

    Nov 25, 2008
    looks like a hen to me.

  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    girl chicken... even though it's light colored.
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Yeah- sounds like a bossy hen. Sure she isn't laying by now? With the size and redness of that comb you'd think she'd be leaving eggs someplace.

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