help! can someone tell me the breed and gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nikki Woods, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Nikki Woods

    Nikki Woods New Egg

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    I believed it was a hen and named her Bella. But then she started displaying characteristics of a rooster. she is crowing! and I have caught her mounting hens. but my barred rock rooster has danced around her and tried to mount her..
     
  2. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have a gay chicken.

    Just kidding! [​IMG] Could I please see a picture? No way of telling breed or gender with out one. Bella is probably male, but I would like to make sure.
     
  3. Nikki Woods

    Nikki Woods New Egg

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    I thought I did lol. I'm having trouble downloading images from my cell. I'll try the comp. You're probably right!
     
  4. Nikki Woods

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  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    The saddle feathers say definitely male. Possibly Dominique. [​IMG]
     
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  6. goalaimethic

    goalaimethic Just Hatched

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    Huh. Odd. I've seen hens fight like roosters. The whole flaring dance and stricking one another. Even heard attempts to crow. Never quite saw mating happen.
    Your hen may have a hormone imbalance? Or it could even be a random mutation that causes roosters to exhibit female feathering. Sebright chickens are known for roosters having hen feathering. Though, based on the photos you put up your hen has questionably long rooster-like saddle feathers to me. And almost guaranteed hackle feathers of a rooster which I've never seen on a hen before. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Nikki Woods

    Nikki Woods New Egg

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    well thank you for the warm welcome as well as your reply. I am new at raising chickens. I am fascinated with them! this one had me so stumped. I did look into Dominiques because I suspected that breed as well.
     
  8. Nikki Woods

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    Thank you all so much. Looks like I'll be changing Bella's name to Belford LOL
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a mixed breed cockerel.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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