Hen or Rooster????

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

  1. kritschixs

    kritschixs Out Of The Brooder

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    This chicken is 7 months old. Shes not laying eggs, doesn't crow, not much wattle but notice the tail feathers. Shes larger than the rest too. I bought these chickens from a farmers flea market so they are mixed & may not all be accurately described as layers! Mostly australorps with some reddish brown mix. They are all suppose to be hens but I figured id get a male !
    What do you think???
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2016
  2. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definite cockerel. Notice the pointy saddle and hackle feathers. Also, the red in the shoulder area. May not be crowing if you have a dominate rooster or just an imdividual thing.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Maybe an Easter Egger/Wyandotte cross. Definitely male, the saddle feathers are male specific.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel.

    Only boys have the pretty feathers hanging down in front of the tail (saddle feathers). Same for the neck feathers. They're not as noticable on this boy yet, but they will be as he matures. Plus, reddish patched of color in the wings are also a male trait.
     
  5. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definite cockerel. He's got the uneven quilting pattern on his chest, as well as saddle and hackle feathers.
     
  6. dgkitson

    dgkitson New Egg

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    Most likely a rooster, but the carriage is not right. A good rooster at six months will have a fully erect carriage and fully developed comb and wattle. Should also be crowing. If having a rooster is something you want you should definitely get one. I would not allow this one to reproduce.
     
  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    cockerel for sure! BTW handsome little guy!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  9. dchampagne

    dchampagne Just Hatched

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    Can someone help I need to identify gender please!![​IMG]
     
  10. dchampagne

    dchampagne Just Hatched

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