Hen or roo?

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

  1. autumn123

    autumn123 Out Of 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

    66,638
    17,626
    836
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I think that it is a pullet.
     
  3. x2
     
  4. BroosterSpringsteen

    BroosterSpringsteen Chillin' With My Peeps

    892
    56
    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 Out Of 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