1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by autumn123, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. autumn123

    autumn123 In the Brooder

    54
    1
    43
    Jul 14, 2013
    I am suspicious that that this "hen" might be a rooster. approx 16-17 wks old. What think ye?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    75,226
    54,670
    1,457
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I think that it is a pullet.
     
  3. x2
     
  4. BroosterSpringsteen

    BroosterSpringsteen Songster

    892
    62
    156
    May 15, 2011
    NW North Carolina
    It looks like a pullet for now, but with EEs it can be tricky. Here's a solid white EE I had at 18 weeks:
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    He turned out to be a rooster. But I think the tail on yours looks more pullet-like.
     
  5. autumn123

    autumn123 In the Brooder

    54
    1
    43
    Jul 14, 2013
    Thanks all. It did turn out to be a rooster - it because more obvious within a couple weeks. I returned him and got a hen for sure and she has worked out fine with the two hens I already had.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: