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Hen or Rooster/?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rlamberth, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Rlamberth

    Rlamberth Hatching

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    Ok, I have a dumb question. My wife and I have 8 chickens and have raised them from chicks. We have 3 bantams (1 rooster and 2 hens) and 3 Americauna hens... Or so I think.. One of the hens looks [​IMG]

    and acts like a hen but has the characteristics of a rooster. I'm almost convinced that what I have is a masculine hen.. lol.

    Any ideas on helping me clearly identify?

    Thanks
     

  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Songster

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    [​IMG]Not a dumb question. I'm still learning myself [​IMG] It does look like a roo to me based on the large red comb and wattles and the pointy hackle and saddle feathers. [​IMG] I am wondering why your posts count says 0 though...?
     
  3. Rlamberth

    Rlamberth Hatching

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    Thanks for the reply. I guess I'll wait until she/he either crows or begins laying... lol

    I am new to the site and appreciate any and all information
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a cockerel.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a rooster all the way. See those long, pointy feathers that drape down from his neck and in front of his tail? Those are hackle and saddle feathers, respectively, and being long and pointy like that is the hallmark of a rooster.
     
  6. Rlamberth

    Rlamberth Hatching

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    Thanks! I see what you are saying about the feathers.
     

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