I think she might be a he...

jennie1019

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Hi everyone, I was wondering if someone could tell me if they think this is a rooster. Also is this an easter egger? This is our first time owning chickens and I think that we may have a rooster here. This chicken is about 4 months old... It's name is hawk girl... However it might really need to be hawk boy :)
 

Fred's Hens

Crowing
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9 Years
At first blush, the look is black sex link female, but upon closer examination, it is an interesting bird. I see a kind of rose comb, white ear lobes and other features that leave me stymied. I don't know all the various breeds very well. That said, the look is very pullet like. I don't see any distinguishing male features, at this point. 16 weeks is too young for the "egg" test. Many birds do not lay until 6 months of age.
 

jennie1019

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 15, 2013
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Thanks for your input!! We got the chickens from the hardware store this spring so we don't know the breeds we ended up with, lol. I know that comb color and size aren't always determining factors in sex, but this chicken is the only one that had a really red comb. I find all of this interesting and it is fun to learn along the way!!
 

Veer67

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Kelsie2290

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She looks to me like she might be a Rose Comb Brown Leghorn, some commercial hatcheries like McMurray do sell them, so it is possible you could find them in a feed or hardware store.
 

jennie1019

In the Brooder
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Aug 15, 2013
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Thanks everyone!! She does look like a rose comb brown leghorn... I googled some pictures :)
 

donrae

Hopelessly Addicted
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Yep,rose comb brown leghorn.She'll lay you lots of nice white eggs. Once you google pics, you can see the big difference in coloring of male and female, also.
 

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