Hen or Rooster??????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lyon3mchics, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Lyon3mchics

    Lyon3mchics Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new at this so forgive me in advance.......

    I am starting to wonder if one of my girls ain't a boy. My three "girls" are 26 weeks and I am starting to notice some different behavior in one. What should I look for?????
     
  2. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Roo's will have long saddle feathers on their back. Right by the base of the tail, they are long and pointy.By 26 they should be pretty obvious if you know what to look for. I dont have any pics of them so I hope someone will come along and post pics of the saddle feathers for ya... Mine also had MUCH bigger leggs and feet than the girls....

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  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of my roo with saddle feathers. Not the best pic, but can you see the long pointy shiny feathers between his wings and tail?
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    Here's a pic of a hen (his daughter, actually [​IMG]). See the short rounded "normal" feathers on her back?
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  5. Lyon3mchics

    Lyon3mchics Out Of The Brooder

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    I uploaded a picture how do I post on the site?
     
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    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to upload a picture. Thanks for your input.
     

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