Hen or Rooser?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by acbrandt5, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. acbrandt5

    acbrandt5 New Egg

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    My son got this chicken last fall for 4-h and they assured us it was a hen. Well "she" started crowing some today and looks like a rooster to me. It is about 7-8 months old. We are new to chickens and only have 4 that are all suppose to be hens. Thank you
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You're correct, that is a rooster. I'll give the seller the benefit of doubt and say maybe it was too young to accurately sex, but I'd still advise you to contact them and have them either refund your money or exchange the bird for a female.

    Now that you've found us, feel free to post pics of any birds you're looking to buy, especially if it's a breed you're not familiar with. We see so many folks getting ripped off, it's horrible. We've been able to avert a few bad purchases by having folks post pics first and confirming breed and/or gender. This is especially great if there's going to be a long drive involved to pick up the birds--you hate to drive all that way and come home empty handed!
     
  3. kallan

    kallan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! You will find BYCs an incredible resource.

    Definitely a gorgeous roo.......
     
  4. acbrandt5

    acbrandt5 New Egg

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    Thank you for the quick replies. I thought it was a roo, but being new to the chicken world I wa second guessing myself. My son is in 4-h and raises rabbits and shows them, so this is a new experience for us.
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Maybe the breeder will sell you a hen at a reduced price to go with your cute rooster. I am not a "bantam" person buy he is cute enough to change my mind.
     
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  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Did anyone else notice all the trophies in the background? Congratulations!
     
  7. chickenfam6

    chickenfam6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a rooster to me too. Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. acbrandt5

    acbrandt5 New Egg

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    Thank you, My son raises and shows rabbits and cavies (guinea pigs), so most are from rabbit shows and 4-h. And he used to race radio control trucks. That is one of his displays.
     
  9. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a Mille Fleur D'uccle or a mix of it. gorgeous.
     
  10. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thoughts exactly. Beautiful roo.
     

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