Hen acting like a roo? Or just a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BendHaus, May 24, 2012.

  1. BendHaus

    BendHaus Hatching

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    I posted a photo of this Easter Egger earlier in the week. Approx. 10 wks old no sign of a comb yet. I received some comments that she is a she.

    However, this morning I caught her standing straight up, feathers all fluffed out on her neck & head looking like she was trying to start a fight with one of the other chicks. I'm new at this, but that is what I image a cock fight would look like.
    Is it possible for young hens to do this? I just need to make sure I don't have too many roo's in the group. Thanks for any feedback you may have!

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Yes - girls will do this as well. It's all a part of the pecking order. The mock fighting stops once the order is established. Your girl looks just like mine at that age, so I'm almost certain you have a pullet. ETA pic: [​IMG] [​IMG] By the way - I don't often see other pure white EE's like mine!
     
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  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

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    Dominance, and establishing pecking order. My hen did that as a pullet all the time. And she looks like a pullet in this photo. (And so does the Wyandotte right next to her [​IMG])
     
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  4. BendHaus

    BendHaus Hatching

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    Thank you! Makes sense. I guess I'm just in disbelief that of 13 chicks purchsed from the feed store I only ended up with 1 rooster. My luck is never that good!
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Did you purchase them straight run?
     

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