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I think i may have a roo instead of a hen????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by asuchicken, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. asuchicken

    asuchicken New Egg

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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thats a rooster.
     
  3. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Roo for sure.
     
  4. asuchicken

    asuchicken New Egg

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    thanks for the quick response! I cant believe the farmer lied to me! now i need to get rid of it. thanks again guys
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Well, in fairness, cross breeds can be trickier to sex sometimes. Perhaps the farmer intentionally misled you, perhaps he was just wrong. It happens.
     
  6. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll defend the farmer too. He told us the mixed breeds we picked were all pullets. Out of 15, 6 were roos. [​IMG] And, the ones that looked like possible roos early on, became hens and vice-versa. If it's any consolation, he's a handsome boy! [​IMG] Hope you find him a nice home.
     
  7. asuchicken

    asuchicken New Egg

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    one other quick question. my chicken in the picture above does not crow. it does cluck, but no crowing. it does have bumps on her legs where spurs may be growing but i have no idea.?????
     
  8. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The upright stance (compared to hens), the large comb, and pointy long neck feathers, and longer drapey tail that I see in the pictures give this guy away. He should also have the long pointy saddle feathers, and most of these traits should be at least starting to show by 4-5 months old. So if you got him before then it could have been a mistake by the farmer. At the age he is now, they will have just bumps forming as the spurs slowly grow in. Kinda odd that he isn't crowing yet...and you haven't seen him courting or mating with any of your hens either? But yeah, it's a boy.
     
  9. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A rooster, without a doubt. He's a very handsome boy, too. Too bad he's already showing signs of meanness.
     
  10. LovinChicknFarmn

    LovinChicknFarmn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Major rooster. That comb and those wattles are GIANT!
     

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