Help Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wendyd66, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. wendyd66

    wendyd66 New Egg

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    Help... I recently got my first batch of backyard chickens.They were one week old, and identify as female. Ten weeks later, one of my pullets is substantially bigger then the others. This pullet is also the dominant bird in our flock. Here are a few pictures. What do you think, hen or rooster?


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  2. rustychick2000

    rustychick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say a hen but it's hard to tell
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    I too would say it's a pullet too. Some females can be quite dominant and be bully's just as much as the boys. Post some pics in the what breed gender section for a more answers though. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Good luck and hope it is pullet. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think she is a hen. When there are no roosters around - an alpha hen takes over.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    I'm thinking cockerel, but am not sure.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    The bird in the first photo looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC! We're glad to have another member to the growing poultry community! Feel free to ask any questions you may have, I'm sure you'll find answers to them here! [​IMG]I'm thinking cockerel for now. Enjoy your flock!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    At 11 weeks of age, the bird appears to be showing cockerel characteristics.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! at 11 weeks, am with the first bird looks like a cockerel votes.
     

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