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Hen or Rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SEMCNABB, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. SEMCNABB

    SEMCNABB Out Of The Brooder

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    I got two Americanas and was told they were hens but one is starting to look like a roo. They are about 4 months old. I will try and get a better photo. They are so big, they are twice the size of my RIR girl.

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  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    im definitely no expert but by 4 monthe it should have a bigger comb so i would say hen.
     
  3. SEMCNABB

    SEMCNABB Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks they are just soooo big! My husband says they look like eagles they are so big.
     
  4. WVChickenFarmer

    WVChickenFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just my opinion but I think they are both hens.
     
  5. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    Quote:I agree. That combs is too small and light colored. I also don't seen any pointed saddle feathers. By 4 months it shouls have all this traits and be crowing if it's a roo.
     
  6. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Okay, I've been wrong before, but I think the one on the right is a rooster. I can't see the other one well enough to guess. Got more pics?
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I agree, the one on the right looks like a cockeral. Heavy legs, redder pea comb and what appears to be the beginning of saddle feathers.
     

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