hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Peri, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Peri

    Peri New Egg

    Jun 4, 2010
    OK so our first group of chicks is now about 4 months old. 2 of them are definately roosters but I'm not sure about one of them. He or she has black and white feathers and the tail is what's confusing me. With roosters the tail is long and thin beautifuly curved feathers like a fountain. A hen has straight feathers on her tail. This one has a short tail and most of the feathers are straight except for the ones at the base. There are a couple of feathers that curve like a rooster's tail. So I have no idea weather it is a hen or a rooster. I think it looks more like a hen and my daughter says it looks more like a rooster. Opinions please.
  2. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

    Mar 18, 2010
    stamford, ct
    You'll get more in the way of responses if you post pictures.

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