Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ktdahlen, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. ktdahlen

    ktdahlen In the Brooder

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    First time chicken owner here, already had to get rid of one Roo, hoping we don't have another! Here is our 16 week old Giant Cochin. She has had a major growth spurt, and is so poofy it is hard to tell if she is growing those saddle feathers or not. The reason I am posting is that I think I see some coming in. A few very shiny ones. And her comb and waddles have always been big. Words for the newbie here?[​IMG]
     
  2. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Songster

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    looks like a roo but not sure
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    If those combs and waddles have been red for a long time, I'm going to say roo too. But it is hard to tell without sibling comparisons.
     
  4. ktdahlen

    ktdahlen In the Brooder

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    He/she is the only one we have (sadly!) So we have nothing to compare to. We chose 5 different breeds to mix things up in the backyard.
     

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