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Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Audrey82, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Audrey82

    Audrey82 New Egg

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    A few weeks ago, my five year old caught two chickens during a rodeo. Due to the large comb and waddle, I assumed she had one hen and one rooster. I have no idea how old they are, but the " rooster" isn't crowing and doesn't really have "rooster" tail feathers. I was hoping someone more experienced than me could tell if it is a hen or rooster. Thank you. [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] The chicken in the forefront of the picture is a white leghorn hen.
     
  3. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer Premium Member

    That's a hen. I have two and they look just like that, but they are both hens also. This type of breed just has a bigger comb than other breeds do because they use this breed the most for egg production. It looks like she will start laying good white eggs for you anytime now if she already hasn't started. Congrats on the rodeo win. ;)
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hen.
     
  5. Audrey82

    Audrey82 New Egg

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    Thank you all for the replies. I began questioning it when I stumbled across an article abut chickens, the author kept referring to her hens, yet in all the pictures both had large combs like my daughter's. Then I began thinking I just might have two hens on my hands. Guess I can tell my daughter it's safe to go back to collecting eggs (we collected / ate the first few, but then we've been leaving them to see if the hen would sit and hatch them, but guess that won't happen until we get a rooster).
     
  6. Cindi1972

    Cindi1972 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of my boy Curly! Was supposed to be Curly Sue... but turns out he's just a Curly! :)
     
  7. Cindi1972

    Cindi1972 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone tell me why you have to spread the feathers in your hand for feather sexing? These guys just hatched a few days ago and I'm curious why its so difficult. What am I[​IMG]
    missing? Any guesses on these guys? :)
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