Hen or rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melehe24, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. melehe24

    melehe24 In the Brooder

    Sep 19, 2016
    I'm a newbie to the chicken world and can't tell if this is a rooster or a hen. The back tail feathers are long like a roosters. But the comb is small and actually almost looks deformed like it's smashed on his/her head. Also, in the morning I have heard crowing coming from the coop, but I don't know if it's this chicken or not. She is also the most aggressive of the flock. She is about 4 months old. Anyone have any idea if this is a rooster or hen? Thanks in advance for your help.[​IMG]
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    that's a rooster.

    See those pretty feathers hanging down in front of the tail? Only male birds have those. Same for the pointy feathers on the neck. Both will get longer and showier as he ages.

    I think your confusion about the comb is because he's a Dominique, and does not have the classic straight comb you're expecting. This breed has what's called a rose comb. Here's a little chart of some different types of combs....

  3. Kev

    Kev Crowing

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    That is a rooster for sure. His comb is what's called rose comb and it is supposed to look like that- very low and very wide comb.

    He is either a Dominique or a Barred Wyandotte
  4. I'm definitely thinking Dominique cockerel. [​IMG]

  5. Domquie Rooster!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Dominique rooster
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2016
  7. melehe24

    melehe24 In the Brooder

    Sep 19, 2016
    Thank you all so much! I really appreciate the help!

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