He or she Columbian Rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AndersonFolk, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. AndersonFolk

    AndersonFolk Out Of The Brooder

    When our local store sold two Columbian Rocks to use early in the year, we were told these two are girls. Now that they are about 4-5 months old, is she a he?!
    Wouldn't both me, just wondering.

    Both of them have big crowns, but the girl / boys is BIG!

    Anyone know?

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  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a rooster
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    Quote:Yep!
     
  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen with a very large comb. Comb size isn't always a way to determine a bird's gender. Some hens have very large combs. However, feathering doesn't lie, and your bird does not have rooster feathering. It is lacking the longer curved tail, long shinny pointed hackle and saddle feathers, as well as general male body type.
     
  5. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 [​IMG] Some hens have VERY large combs! I don't see any saddle feathers either... more pics?
     
  6. AndersonFolk

    AndersonFolk Out Of The Brooder

    Sorry, was out of town yesterday. More pics.

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    Still think she is a she?
     
  7. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Henny Penny!

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    The large comb and bad angle in the first pic made it look a roo, but these new pictures tell us that you should be betting eggs soon! [​IMG]
     
  8. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dude looks like a lady! GIRL!
     
  9. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    I think hen too.
     
  10. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    Hen

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