I bought a crowing hen? XX or XY...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saylernsaxonsmom, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. saylernsaxonsmom

    saylernsaxonsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help confirm the sex of my 13 week old Barred Rock...I was told it's a she, but she started crowing this AM. What the heck?

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  2. ccoomber

    ccoomber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm not an expert but i'd say you have a Roo! Sorry! The Tail is a dead giveaway!
     
  3. littlestars17

    littlestars17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tail feathers look rooish to me
     
  4. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    Sorry, Thats a Rooster! Curled tail feathers, and you can see the spurs coming up on the right leg!
    Pretty boy!
     
  5. Pequena Bandada

    Pequena Bandada Small Flock

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    I don't think you need to even look at the feathers, since crowing = roo.

    But since you posted a picture, I'd agree with everyone else. You've got a roo. Sorry!
     
  6. saylernsaxonsmom

    saylernsaxonsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Well Drat! I guess Lily will have to be Laddie... And I thought her love of cheese and adoration of my purple toenail polish was definitely female characteristics. I guess this is better than gender confusion, right? [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You have a Rooster.

    With the sex chromosomes there are no XX or XY in chickens they are ZZ Male and ZW Female.
    (and the hen determine the sex of the offspring) [​IMG]

    Chris
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Some Dominate hens (flock Queens) have been known to have "crow".

    Chris
     
  9. JustDawn

    JustDawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 barred rock girls and they don't have a tail like that! "She's" a roo [​IMG].
     
  10. saylernsaxonsmom

    saylernsaxonsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Good to know... If only King Henry VIII were a rooster...it would have all made sense.[​IMG]
     

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