Hen or Rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by garyblaine, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. garyblaine

    garyblaine In the Brooder

    Jan 21, 2011
    [​IMG] I thought this was supposed to be a Hen but, heard it crow the other day. Just need help with telling the difference between the 2. What do you look for?
  2. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chirping

    Jan 31, 2011
    Drummond, OK
    heh well crowing a sure sign. the waddles and comb will be bigger at a younger ages than his sisters.
  3. clarkechick

    clarkechick Chirping

    May 24, 2011
    Are we talking about the one in the middle? What variety are they all?
  4. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    Quote:Agree!!! If you're unsure about the sex and seeing some roo-ish type indicators and then the darn thing crows.....!!!!??? Well, you're still just in the denial mode I guess, lol!!!
    It looks like a light brahma roo to me
  5. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    I'm sorry I just looked at your number of posts and didn't realize that you might be totally new!

    Generally speaking a roo will look longer and leaner than a hen, stand taller, have their head up more "on the look out", have thicker legs, larger comb/waddles and turn red quicker, be more aggresive try and pick more fights, establish dominance, then develop saddle and hackle feathers, and depending on the breed be more colorful, oh yeah, then of course start to crow and mount the hens. Hens will be smaller, shorter, more round body, more solid colors more plain & less flashy, and no saddle or hackle feathers, but instead have a "cape".
  6. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    definitely a roo his leg thickness, size, waddle and comb all point towards roo.
  7. Lisa0318

    Lisa0318 Chirping

    Jul 30, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
    Yes it's a roo i have the same type. hes very handsome.[​IMG]
  8. DancingHen

    DancingHen Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Central Oregon Coast
    Quote:[​IMG] Welcome to the forum! Glad you joined. Those are three very nice looking birds. The middle one is definately a rooster, and I think some of the previous responses covered all the bases on the differences between roos and hens. Just wanted to welcome you![​IMG]
  9. cackleberrycoop

    cackleberrycoop Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Wow! What a magnificent boy! The girls are looking good too [​IMG] Welcome to the forum.
  10. garyblaine

    garyblaine In the Brooder

    Jan 21, 2011
    Thank you everyone for your help. My sons were exited when I told them "Violet" was a rooster and we need to change the name.

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