Hen or Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emanon, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. emanon

    emanon New Egg

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    Hi I am completely new at having chickens.

    I am very confused as I have googled and found this chicken to have both characteristics of a hen and a rooster.

    My questions is this black chicken a hen or a rooster??

    Here is a bit of information:
    Brought them all at 3-5 days old from a breeder that sells vent sexed to be hens
    2 have been laying eggs for over a month
    Black one developed comb and wattle before the other 2 and is quite large
    Black one crows
    Now almost 6 months old


    Day I brought them
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    White one at about 1 month old
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    Red one at about 1 month old
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    Black one at about 1 month old
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    Now aged almost 6 months
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  2. UberchicRanch

    UberchicRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black one rooster. Red one hen. White one...? Where'd the white one go?
     
  3. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Black one's a roo.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Black one is a pullet, close to laying (if not doing so already).
     
  5. emanon

    emanon New Egg

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    The white one was in the nest laying an egg at the time so 100% sure she is a hen.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Black one crows = rooster
     
  7. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    While hens do crow on very very rare occasions it's normally much older hens not young ones so the fact it's crowing is a bit of a giveaway you have a rooster. Is it also jumping on the other chickens and trying to mate?
     
  8. emanon

    emanon New Egg

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    No haven't witnessed it doing so.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Double thread
     

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