Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hippiefarmer27, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. hippiefarmer27

    hippiefarmer27 New Egg

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    Hi there,
    So I am new to raising chickens; I have a flock of 7, supposedly all hens. The one in question was given to me as a chick, and the owner did not know the breed. On top of that, she/he turned out to be a frizzle. 4 months old and definitely top of the pecking order. Started crowing 2 days ago, and of course I was shocked, thinking that I had all hens. Did some research and read that the dominant hen can sometimes crow; at this point, I'm very confused. If hens can crow, then I can't determine its a rooster simply by the crowing. Hoping some of you chicken veterans can help me out here. Hen or Roo? and Breed if possible. Thank y'all so much.
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    He is a rooster, has rooster tail feathers, saddle feathers, color on the shoulder etc. He is a really pretty bird, love what the frizzle does to the neck hackle feathers.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    With the peacomb, cheek puffs/ beard and color would guess Easter Egger/Ameraucana on him.
     
  4. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    X2, beautiful bird!
     
  5. mara1

    mara1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hes so cool
     
  6. hippiefarmer27

    hippiefarmer27 New Egg

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    Well, guess Henrietta is now Henry.....Thank you so much for helping. Definitely my favorite chicken, fun to watch him arch those neck feathers forward and run at the others. Intimidates the heck out of em. Really hate that I gotta get rid of him. No roosters allowed where I live, plus my neighbors aren't too chicken friendly, its just a matter of time before they come knocking. The crowing is much louder than I expected, but I quite enjoy it.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, he's unique enough you may not have too hard a time finding a good home for him. good luck!
     

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