Hen or rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jazzimom, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Jazzimom

    Jazzimom In the Brooder

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    A few weeks ago when my mother was visiting she told me that "Reddy" my favorite hen was really a Rooster. I politely and respectfully replied " Nope". Well this morning while watching them graze on Mulberrys Reddy mounted a hen. If this chicken is not a Rooster is this behavior normal? I mean I dont have a problem with her if this is her thing. However if this is a Rooster I need to know. How can I tell?He isn't crowing. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. kada6305

    kada6305 Songster

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    Do you have a picture?
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    How old is the chicken? Does it have a red comb and wattles? If you can supply this information, we could probably tell you it's a rooster without a photo.
     
  4. kada6305

    kada6305 Songster

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    this is my rooster he is a speckeled Sussex.

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    18 weeks

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    10 weeks.
     
  5. Jazzimom

    Jazzimom In the Brooder

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    He/She is approximaterly 16-18 wks old.
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  6. chickenfever417

    chickenfever417 Chirping

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    Rooster
     
  7. kada6305

    kada6305 Songster

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    Well you see what mine looks like at 18 weeks. ut different breeds so dont know. I would think she would be crowing by know he was a rooster. Mine was crowing at 8 weeks.
     
  8. bloonskiller911

    bloonskiller911 Songster

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    110% A ROOSTER
     
  9. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Oh yes! Rooster!
     
  10. Jazzimom

    Jazzimom In the Brooder

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    Thank-You to all that weighed in. Having a Rooster wasn't in the plan,but oh well he is my favorite. He isn't the only surprise of the day...We have an EGG!!! Our first!
    We haven't heard him crow at all. When will he start waking us up?
     

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