Hi, new and ignorant here

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by maenfayne, Aug 14, 2019 at 1:49 PM.

  1. maenfayne

    maenfayne Chirping

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    This is my 18 week olive egger. This one makes much more sound than the others and I'm wondering if it's actually a roo starting to crow. My other gals are different breeds and very obviously hens. Thoughts?
     

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  2. BaaKaaawk

    BaaKaaawk Previously swordspider

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    Nope, that's a hen. In the absence of a Rooster sometimes a hen will step up and take on the role of protector and flock lead. Some hens are also just more chatty than others (you'll learn to love those as they are characters). If she is assuming the head role, you may find she will slow or even stop laying. If you are able to have Roosters, I'd get one- they're a lot of fun and they do play an important role. They are of course noisy and some can of course get mean- but when you get a good one- you'll hang on to him for years and really enjoy having him around.
     
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  3. maenfayne

    maenfayne Chirping

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    Great news! We're lot allowed to have roosters where we live. Thank you for the info.
     
  4. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    Agreed that's a lovely pullet
     
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  5. BaaKaaawk

    BaaKaaawk Previously swordspider

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    Understood. Well it looks like you have the next best thing then.
     
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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    No need to worry, that's a pullet.
     
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  7. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I agree, you have a sweet little pullet :)
     
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  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Possibly a chatty Cathy but pullet all the way enjoy
     

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