Hen? Rooster? I dont even know! Please help me!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flockoffour, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chirping

    Jun 28, 2012
    West Coast
    I own four chickens. Two of which are bantam polish. I used to have three polish, but one of them turned out to be a rooster and we had to get rid of him a while ago, maybe a month. My chickens are now 17 1/2 weeks old, and I have noticed one of my other polish starting to crow in the mornings. And it's not just one little crow, it's a series of crows and they are loud too. I am confused though because looks nothing like what my other roo looked like. She has no spur development, which I would have imagined would start to take place by now, and her crest is average. (Sorry I don't have any pictures at the moment, but I will probably take some later today). She is also not the dominate chicken in the coop either. If anything, she always gets bullied. Could she be a he? Would she have started crowing earlier like my other polish roo if she actually is a roo? Please help me, I am really worried that she is actually a he and I don't want to have to give her up too! [​IMG]
  2. I think in order to help with this, you're going to need to take some good pictures of her/him so folks can look for rooster characteristics.

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