GLW hen that crows? Or is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Imijin78, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Imijin78

    Imijin78 New Egg

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    Good evening,
    I have had 2 wyandotte hens for the last 14 weeks. They were probably 3 or 4 months old when I got them. Earlier this week, one of them started to crow inside the coop. I do have a rooster that crows all day long so I am very familiar with his crow. This was not him. This was more of a mimicked crow. It didn't sound natural. And just today I saw what appeared to be the "hen" doing a short attempt at the rooster dance to my little frizzle. However, I have not seen her try to mount either of the hens. Neither of the wyandottes have given me eggs yet. What has me confused are the hackle and saddle feathers.. Is this a rooster? I've attached some pics. The hen in question is center. Thanks!!
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  2. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a rooster to me
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    x3 rooster...I see saddle in the first photo

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a rooster.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Imijin78

    Imijin78 New Egg

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    Well pooh...gonna have to shorten his name. Barbara jean no longer seems fitting. thanks everyone :)
     

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