hermaphrodite? or rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mssmartypantsxx, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. mssmartypantsxx

    mssmartypantsxx Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so recently my dad bought 3 hens and we got one so called hermaphrodite chicken for free. When he brought them home to us we settled them in then let our rooster meet them (yeah yeah, i know it's a bit soon but he was lonely). He attacked poor hermy so we took him out of there. The woman who sold us hermy stuck her fingers up the poor chickens butt and said it was definitely female by the bone structure.And as you can see it looks very much like a boy but some how it just acts like a girl

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    and if it is a hermy will my rooster ever like it?
     
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  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster to me.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Minorca hens get large combs and wattles. Without a clear good profile picture I can't determine if it's pullet or cockerel. It vary well could be pullet. Look for saddle feathers and does it crow?
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  4. mssmartypantsxx

    mssmartypantsxx Out Of The Brooder

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    doesnt crow, and what are saddle feathers?
     
  5. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Saddle feathers are long skinny pointy feathers that drape from the back/base of tail downward
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  6. mssmartypantsxx

    mssmartypantsxx Out Of The Brooder

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    this is the comb, and nope it has feathers just like our hens
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you get some clearer side-profile photos? The hens of certain breeds develop large combs/wattles just like the roosters, so your bird could certainly be a hen. But it could also be a rooster--I need to see its feathering and stance to tell for sure.
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    WIthout seeing better photos, hard to be sure, but I bet with your description it is a Minorca hen.

    As to your roo. Hard to tell. Some chickens just don't like some chickens especially if they look substantially different. (Funny how birds of a feather DO really tend to stick together).

    Give it time and space and a watchful eye and likely they will come to tolerate each other. It's always best to quarantine new birds for at least 2 weeks, then slowly introduce them to your existing flock through a see through fence until everyone gets more or less used to seeing each other, then integrate.

    At that point you will have some minor skirmishes as the pecking order gets established but none should draw blood or terrorize a bird to ill health. If that happens separate the offenders again until the injured bird is recovered and the aggressive bird has calmed down (or gotten knocked down a notch or two in the pecking order through its own isolation).

    Lady of McCamley

    EDITED TO ADD: and yes better photos would help for certain identification....if it is a roo you may not have peace with your older roo as some simply don't like any competition with the hens.
     
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  9. hdowden

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    looks like a hen but need better pics
     
  10. mssmartypantsxx

    mssmartypantsxx Out Of The Brooder

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    yup it's a hen. The rooster's accepted her now. Thanks guys
     

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