gender of this chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jankrist, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. jankrist

    jankrist New Egg

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    [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]Hi everyone. I'm quite new to chickens and my hubby brought this chicken for me from a man selling young barnevelder hens. I'm worried it looks more like a rooster
     
  2. GarthRyan

    GarthRyan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me
     
  3. jankrist

    jankrist New Egg

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    oh I hope so. I was just worried as its comb and cheek bits were so big and red. here are some of the other pics that didn't work last time [​IMG]

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  4. jankrist

    jankrist New Egg

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    oh and prob should add I've clipped its wings
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    That's 100% cockerel, for sure. Not only does he have his rooster tail and saddle feathers coming in and darker red patches on the wings, but Barnevelders are sexually dimorphic--males look different from females. Females are laced, and don't have the green tail feathers.
     
  6. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster. If he hasn't started trying to crow yet, he will soon.
     
  7. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the others. Rooster.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a rooster for sure.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a rooster.
     
  10. GarthRyan

    GarthRyan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for my wrong information lol I thought the hackle fathers were supposed to be pointed on all roosters. Maybe those are just coming in.
     

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