Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickendave59, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. chickendave59

    chickendave59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I heard a rooster the other morning and then I thought I saw this chicken trying to "mount" another one. She's (maybe he) is a lot bigger than my other hens as well. About 3 and a 1/2 months old. Is this a rooster? [​IMG]
     
  2. chickendave59

    chickendave59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Comparison to other hens I have

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  3. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe that's a roo.

    Could you look and see if you see any spur nubs?
     
  4. chickendave59

    chickendave59 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's tough to tell. I would say yes but it's not super obvious if so.
     
  5. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

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    Well if you for sure see him mount a hen or crow its obviously a male :)

    Also males tend to not eat but walk around with the hens, frequently looking around. He wont be scratching for bugs so just look for signs :)
     
  6. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that's a cockerel (young rooster). You can clearly see pointy saddle feathers flowing off it's back just in front of it's tail.
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Spurs don't matter on young birds as both genders have small ones, and sometimes even an adult hen will have big spurs. Don't try guessing a chicken's gender based on spurs.

    I say it is a cockerel because the comb and wattles are HUGE and red. He also has pointy hackle, saddle and sickle feathers that are pretty long. Plus, he tried to mount a hen. All of which point to a definite boy.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that's a boy.

    A large red comb at this age is a male sign. So are the pretty pointy feathers hanging down in front of his tail.

    Everyone else looks female [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    it's a BOY!
     

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