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Hen or rooster.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by madlaina, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. madlaina

    madlaina In the Brooder

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    Hi all you knowledgeable people, I need some help. One of our backyard flock is crowing, but we don’t know which, as it only happens first thing in the morning. None of our ‘chickens’ are obviously male, some have just started laying and are therefore confirmed hens.
    They are all 22-23 weeks old and from mixed parentage, most likely Araucana (Australian, not American) x Australorp ( autocorrect just turned this into Australopithecus).
    I have attached photos of the most likely ‘contender’ due to comb & wattle size and colouring, but I don’t see any evidence of elongated saddle feathers.
    Could this be a rooster?
     

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  2. Nope not that one. It's a hen. :)
     
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  3. PachecoPeeps

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    Looks like a pullet and she is so cute!!! The redness means she is either getting ready to start laying or is already laying.

    Your male should have very different feathering by now. If you can observe the flock and you should probably be able to pick the male out based on behavior.

    You could also have a rare pullet that crows. It’s happened before
     
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  4. madlaina

    madlaina In the Brooder

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    EA0A4B2A-7465-442B-9DF7-8EBF7E7D4810.jpeg ??? The others are even more ‘hen-like’. No sign of elongated saddle or neck feathers on any of them and much smaller combs and wattles. Photo of 2 of the others attached plus 2 more in the background head down. Ignore the brown one - confirmed hen.
    Could I have a crowing hen? Is that even possible?
     
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  5. Looks like you may have a crowing hen, I see no roosters!
     
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  6. madlaina

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    Ok, now to catch it on video.
     
  7. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Songster

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    That light slate gray one behind the hen in the first pic...can you get some better shots of that one?
     
  8. madlaina

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    The one first picture in my very first post? If so then that’s the mama hen that came with the chicks. She is also peaking our from the bushes in the background of the last picture.
     
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  10. Flockandfowl46

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    Yeah def hen...they are gorgeous! :thumbsup
     
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