Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kristeemorris, Aug 16, 2013.

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  1. kristeemorris

    kristeemorris Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buff Orpington "hen" is 8 weeks old and has started crowing occasionally in the morning. How can I tell if "Sopia" is a rooster?
     
  2. Dartanion

    Dartanion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a rooster,I would bet money on it.You won't find it in a book or anything because it's an old wives tale,but if you will pinch(not hard)his/her beak and if it jerks away or pecks you,it's probably a rooster.It's called the temperament test.Hope it helps.I would love to hear what happens.
     
  3. cheepylove

    cheepylove Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say roo
     
  4. kristeemorris

    kristeemorris Out Of The Brooder

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    Pinch it closed or pinch it on either side?
     
  5. kristeemorris

    kristeemorris Out Of The Brooder

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    What makes ya'll say roo?
     
  6. Dartanion

    Dartanion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pinch the top and bottom of its beak.It's crowing which 9 out of 10 means it's rooster.Although there's always hope.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Cockerel. Age, comb size and crowing.
     
  8. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 8 weeks of age, only a rooster will crow. Pullets of that age do not crow. You don't need an old wives tale - that bird is telling you he's a boy!
     
  9. Dartanion

    Dartanion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey don't knock it,and I've had hens crowing a year old.
     
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Although crowing is a definite sign of a male, Let's see a full body shot including the side to see the bird's feathering.
     
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