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Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AFlournoy79, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. AFlournoy79

    AFlournoy79 New Egg

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    So the top one is my rooster and the bottom one is supposed to be a hen however she mounts all the hens like she is a rooster...is she confused or am I. She was sold to me as a hen but her behavior is that of a rooster except for crowing...HELP LOL
     
  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but it looks like two roos.
     
  3. AFlournoy79

    AFlournoy79 New Egg

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    What I don't understand is "she" clucks like a hen she has never crowed and all other signs point to "her" being a hen except for the mounting other girls GAH! This is so confusing LOL
     
  4. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I know what you mean! [​IMG] "She" can just be suppressing her man-ness because you have another more dominant Roo present.

    The hackle and tail feathers are what is really standing out. Also hens generally don't do the mounting thing. (Unless they are the dominant female and there is no rooster, even then it's pretty rare.)
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Every sign points to a subordinate cockerel keeping a low profile to avoid getting his butt kicked. With those saddle feathers, red shoulders and gangly look there's no doubt it is a male.

    Is he a buff Brahma? They are slow developers. It could be he just hasn't matured enough yet to crow. Though usually they are crowing long before chasing hens.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2016

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