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Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kinzie, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Kinzie

    Kinzie New Egg

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    [​IMG] this is a chick that will be 8 weeks old on Saturday. They all pretty much look the same and I think I should be able to tell by now. Please help! Thanks
     
  2. chickenraiser22

    chickenraiser22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a roster to me.
     
  3. Its ME

    Its ME Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen. Depending on breed, hens can have big combs
     
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  4. Its ME

    Its ME Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This barred rock hen has a relatively big comb.
     
  5. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's because it's older and more developed
     
  6. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chick is definitely a roo, no doubt about it. My 8 week old girls combs aren't even pinking up. Of course some breeds develop faster than others, but still at this age it's quite uncommon to see a pullet with that size and color of comb.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  8. Its ME

    Its ME Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has to be a hen. That breed of chicken has big combs, so most likely its a female. I've had MANY of those chickens and they have the biggest combs out of all of them. The comb is pinkish color, so now it's even a bigger chance of it being a hen. All my family say it's a hen, why not.
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     

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