Hen or Rooster? Pictures.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Thebernards, May 26, 2016.

  1. Thebernards

    Thebernards Out Of The Brooder

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    So I had what I thought was a 5 month old Americauna hen. She is at the top of the pecking order. We free range them most of the day if that means anything. Well....she kinda crowed yesterday, not a really loud crow, but a crow. Now I'm upset because we arent zoned for roosters and he/she is by far my favorite because it's so beautiful!! Can anyone tell me if this is a hen or am I going to need to rehomed my now [​IMG]rooster? I can't bare to freezer it. The comb isn't large is my only thing!! I don't know.
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    He's a cockerel, sorry :( The comb isn't large because it is a pea comb, and even on roosters they do not get very big.
     
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  3. Thebernards

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    Well crap.
     
  4. Thebernards

    Thebernards Out Of The Brooder

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    What made you think rooster?? I'm calling vets trying to find one that can help me identify him/her, lol.
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Well, he's an easter egger, so one clue is the red in the shoulders - only cockerels get coloration like that. But the real giveaway are his hackle and saddle feathers. They're long and pointy - only roosters get hackle and saddle feathers like that.
     
  6. tj74roberts

    tj74roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The redness in the comb and wattles definitely points towards a cockerel as to the size of the comb, Easter Eggers are mixed breed chickens but most have a pea comb, hence the small comb. The longer pointed feathers on the lower back top of tail area indicate cockerel as well, and one more thing the red/rust coloring on the wings in an Easter Egger is another indication of it being a cockerel. I'm sorry to say but you have an Easter Egger cockerel
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

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    Its an Easter Egger rooster, the saddle feathers, sickle feathers, patchy coloring, and the three row pea comb gives it away. No way that is a hen, sorry :(.
     
  8. Thebernards

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    Awwww man!!! Isn't he pretty?!?! Crap. Not going to lie, I'm disappointed.
     
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    Thank you all!!! My vet laughed and said she will confirm for free so I'm bringing him in Sat morning just to confirm, but I believe you guys. This is my last hold out, lol.
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

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    He is gorgeous, but I know how it is [​IMG].
     

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