Hen or Rooster you tell me?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jimp, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. jimp

    jimp New Egg

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    I have had this bird for 2 weeks was told it was a hen but it started to crow yesterday at daylight rooster?[​IMG]
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Roo
     
  3. czilas

    czilas Out Of The Brooder

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    yep, a Roo!
     
  4. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Sorry! Rooster!
     
  5. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo! (who told you it was a hen?!)
     
  6. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry that is definitely a roo.
     
  7. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
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    And yes, it is most certainly a roo. Note the comb, wattles, tail, etc.
     
  8. felsbeck

    felsbeck New Egg

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    You can be sure if it is a male by checking for the little bump on inside of legs, above toes, that is the developing spur. This starts growing outward, looking something like a color-less mole, at about 3 months and becomes larger & elongated over time.

    You can sometimes sex the chicks by checking their vents. It's easier after they are at least 3-6 weeks old. I found instructions online through Google.
     
  9. kpara

    kpara Out Of The Brooder

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    defanitly a roo!!
     
  10. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    roo
     

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