hen or crowless rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hippiechook, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. hippiechook

    hippiechook Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a very odd chook she/he is im pretty sure both sexes she is a silver spangled hamburg who lays eggs BUT she also has very big spurs and she fights the other roosters just like a rooster what is anyones opinion please is this comon?
     
  2. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she lays eggs she is a female. Spurs on females are not uncommon; I have had several (one of which is a hamburg). However, my females with spurs were no more aggressive than spur-less hens, so I don't think the aggressiveness is necessarily correlated with the spurs. I think you have a hen with spurs, who just happens to be aggressive.

    If these chickens did not grow up together, and were recently put together, I am not surprised to hear of a hen fighting roosters. In my experience, the lead hen of a rooster-less flock will not submit to a new rooster without a fight. If they have always been together, well, it is unusual that she fights the boys.
     
  3. hippiechook

    hippiechook Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:ok well ty thats great to know that its not uncommon her name is hamburger and she has grown up with the boys but i think it could be when they try to saddle her she fights them?
     
  4. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be, and once they get her, she will probably eventually settle down, and accept one as leader. At least that's what I've seen with mine.
     
  5. hippiechook

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    Quote:hmm ok cool ty very much
    on a nother question you may know the answer too, how can you tell if a chick is a pullet or cockrell? and a silly q im sure but what do people mean when they ask is it a roo?
    we have just had our first egg hatch from incubation about 6 weeks ago and im hoping she is a girl but i cant tell her/his name is tickles (my 5yr old claimed it [​IMG] )
     

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