Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TGrainger, May 25, 2018.

  1. TGrainger

    TGrainger In the Brooder

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    Hi there, this is Peep, my special needs chicken. Peep is 3 months old, but her (I hope) growth is very stunted and she has digestive problems which means she will live her life as a house chicken. My vet agrees that that is the best route to go, and she is otherwise happy.

    The thing is, I've been calling Peep 'her' but really don't know what her gender officially is. 'She' just doesn't act like a rooster at all in my opinion based on her siblings, but as I am very much a newbie, I can't tell for sure.

    What do you think? Hen or rooster?

    Thank you! IMG_20180525_234848499.jpg IMG_20180525_235145088.jpg IMG_20180525_234830835.jpg
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    I would give him two more weeks,I think he may be male,but update is if you notice any male feathers forming.
     
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  3. TGrainger

    TGrainger In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply! What would make feathering look like?
     
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  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Pointy,and shiny,it will be an obvious change,trust me you’ll know.
     
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  5. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington Premium Member

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    :thumbsup:goodpost: :welcome
     
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  6. redranger209

    redranger209 Songster

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    With that kind of comb devopment, I’m thinking cockerel.
     
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  7. TGrainger

    TGrainger In the Brooder

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    Ok, I know with Peep's siblings that are definitely roosters, that they have the long pointy hackle feathers that give them away. Peep has none of that going on *yet*. What led me to question are the feathers coming out behind the tail, and the tail feathers themselves. I will keep an eye out... Thanks!
     
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  8. TGrainger

    TGrainger In the Brooder

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    Makes me rather worried, seeing that I live in the city... I wouldn't mind the crowing, and Peep would be exclusively indoors, as long as the noise is not audible from outdoors...
     
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  9. chickenE

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    Guessing boy too
     
  10. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crowing

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    Looking like a cockerel to me as well. Big comb, wattles plus the darker red on the shoulder/wings are what I'm basing my opinion on.
     
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