Hen or a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sanctuaryworker, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. sanctuaryworker

    sanctuaryworker Out Of The Brooder

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    So this chicken looks very different from my other hens of the same breed? Now I'm wondering hen or roo? The bird has spurs, where my others of the same breed don't. Any ideas
     
  2. sanctuaryworker

    sanctuaryworker Out Of The Brooder

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    A closer view
     
  3. abmaddox1981

    abmaddox1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks very roo-ish
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old is it and what breed is it supposed to be?
     
  5. sanctuaryworker

    sanctuaryworker Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had them 2 years and got them as small chicks. Barred Rock, should be their breed.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At 2 years that's a hen and she looks to have been laying when the pic was taken. It's not uncommon for mature hens to get spurs. I agree she looks a little "off", she may have a hormonal imbalance or something like that, but that's a female.
     
  7. sirlancealot45

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    Can anyone tell me if this is a rooster or hen it would be awesome if i can find out. I've only had it for 3 months and it was about 3 months old when i got and its bigger than my other ones
     
  8. sirlancealot45

    sirlancealot45 New Egg

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    Heres another pic theres also claws in the back to
     
  9. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

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