Hen or Henry?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Zenbirder, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Mom is giving me greef because my Henry hasn't crowed yet at 14 weeks old, she says he is a hen. He doesn't have a role model so I think it is just a waiting game. What do you think, Henry (top pic) or hen (one of his girls for comparison, bottom pic)?
    Thanks!
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  2. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pretty little hen to me!
     
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    yep sure does look like a hen, [​IMG]
     
  4. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Girl! (Don't complain...most wish they had your luck)! LOL
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No waiting needed-that's Henrietta, for sure!

    ****OOPS! I was looking at that second pic, thinking for some reason that was the same bird. The second one is a hen, the first one could go either way at that age, but usually by 14 weeks, RIR roos have a larger comb than that. Hens' combs vary around that time. Mine did.
    For comparison, this shows one of my own hens at about 15 weeks old-and she is over a year and a half old now, so yep, definitely a hen. :
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  6. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a hen.[​IMG]
     
  7. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like my girls. He's a she
     
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  8. Chickenlover88

    Chickenlover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to dissagree and say rooster on this one.
     
  9. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I'll just have to wait a bit longer. Henry has looked different from everyone else since 6 weeks old, and acts a bit differently. I was pretty convinced but now I really don't know either! Thanks for the feedback.
     
  10. Chickenlover88

    Chickenlover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rir rooster I used to have developed late and didn't crow until he was almost 6 months old.
     

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