Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenicasam, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. jenicasam

    jenicasam New Egg

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    Wondering about the one in beside the water bowl. Approx 4 months old now. The other 2 black ones from the same breeder have larger and darker combs.
     
  2. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    I'm thinking a hen, and very pretty bird by the way! :)
     
  3. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree :)
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel, saddle feathers showing.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I also think cockerel.

    Is the color on it's back glare, or is it actual color on the bird? If so, that's a classic male sign.
     
  6. jenicasam

    jenicasam New Egg

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    Yes it's green coloring. I was thinking it's a male but wanted to be 100% certain as I'm attempting my first butcher this weekend!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  8. silkieRaiser

    silkieRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell if my Blue Silkie chick is a rooster or hen? -- Hatch Date: 2016-08-18
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    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2016
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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