Hen or rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hegmat, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. hegmat

    hegmat New Egg

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    Hello all,

    I have 12 hens, 6 (3 blk sex link and 3 red sex link ) that are around 16 weeks old, 5 (white leghorns) and 1 (RIR) that are around 11 weeks old. Yesterday I went onto my back porch and all the girls were standing at the gate of the chicken yard. All of the sudden, I heard a cock-a-doodle-doo over and over again! Um, hens aren't supposed to crow. I went to give them some veggies to eat and noticed one of them has a much redder face and dark green feathers on the tail that arch. Here is a pic of the one I suspect may be a rooster. I read that sometimes hens can take on the appearance and position of a rooster. Is this a hen or a rooster? I suspect it is the 11 week old RIR bc all the others are red or blk sex links and look completely different. It also has a few dark green feathers at the base of its neck. What are your thoughts??



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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Handsome cockerel!

    ~Alex
     
  3. hegmat

    hegmat New Egg

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  4. hegmat

    hegmat New Egg

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    He is most definitely a cockerel. I researched them all day and all signs point to rooster. He even crowed right inn front of me this evening. I'm excited to see him all grown up. :)
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    And I'm excited for you! Roosters are gorgeous creatures. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  6. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, he is a handsome cockerel!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    nice looking cockerel
     
  8. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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