Golden comet Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CrzychiknLady, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. CrzychiknLady

    CrzychiknLady In the Brooder

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking hen.

    That said, how old is it, and where did it come from? We also need a full body pic.

    But, if it's older than say 17 weeks and from a hatchery, it's female.
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    How old? Can you get a full body photo of the bird? It's very difficult to tell sex from just a headshot. Being as its a Comet, a Sex Linked variety, and I'm seeing red feathers on the neck, I'd say it's a mature pullet very close to lay, but occasionally sex links will have weird coloring so I'd say we need an age and a better photo to be sure.
     
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  4. Rhodebar Lover

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    Hen that's probably already laying. You can tell she's a hen because her base color is red. A roosters' base color is white.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Need more info. Given the coloration, it should be female. However, if you bought it from an unreliable source, it could be a second generation bird, and therefore not sexlinked.
     
  7. CrzychiknLady

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    I'm sorry, I thought I uploaded 2 pics and couldn't find the thread. [​IMG][​IMG]
     

  8. CrzychiknLady

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    We got her from a friend, they said she was a hen but we haven't gotten an egg yet but is around 2yrs old.. She makes very deep sounding noises, and with that huge comb she has me worried.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    It's a female. And it can take several weeks to start laying after being moved to a new home.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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