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Help! Is my chicken a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlady04, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. chickenlady04

    chickenlady04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new to this so I'm not sure I did this right. [​IMG][​IMG]
    I have a hen (I think) named Chicka, and she kinda looks like a rooster to me. My chicken is a Barred Rock Plymouth about 5 months old right now and she just started squatting the other day. My other hen (Barred Rock Plymouth) is the same age but she looks like a definite hen, she has not squatted yet. I am very confused because I have done some research and Chicka acts like a rooster from what I have read. Please help! We will have to get rid of her if she isn't a hen.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Looks like you did everything right to me [​IMG]

    I do believe that's a hen. To be positive, can we get a full body shot? And how sure are you on age?
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    I agree, that's a lot of comb and wattle for a 5 month old BR - a full body pic will tell all - but are you sure of the age, I didn't know roosters would do the squat [​IMG]
     
  4. DigMyChicks

    DigMyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 barred rock hens that have big combs like that. Aren't roosters supposed to have thicker white bars?
     
  5. DigMyChicks

    DigMyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry that's definitely a hen
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Pretty hen. Looks like she should be laying literally any day now.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Donrae, you should be getting eggs soon.
     
  9. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet close to laying to me. Here is a pic of a couple of my girls around 5 months, same comb and waddle look and size. None are roos and all are laying.

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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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