I think those who said hen were wrong! One month later...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jeffross1968, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
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    Ok, about a month ago, we tried for the 2nd or 3rd time to sex this bird. Lots of people on THIS THREAD said hen. I think after this last month, there isn't any question, but hey, I'm a total newbie, so lets see what you think now. With those feathers growing in behind it's tail, I say there is no question. Frankly, at 6+ months old, I should have to still be wondering. This "guy" is really begging to be cooked. No crowing, no mating, no egg laying, no squatting. Just a whole bunch of eating and...well, what happens when you eat a lot [​IMG]

    So here we go!

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  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Those feathers around the neck look roo-ish
     
  3. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, it's a rooster. The pointed saddle and hackle feathers are a dead giveaway. He must be keeping his mouth shut after hearing he might end up on the dinner table [​IMG]
     
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  4. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well he's making a grave mistake, I'll tell ya that. Because this isn't a house for a no-crowing, no-mating eating machine....that's my job [​IMG]
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster...all the way!
     
  6. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree it's a He!
     
  7. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Well he's making a grave mistake, I'll tell ya that. Because this isn't a house for a no-crowing, no-mating eating machine....that's my job [​IMG]

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  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% rooster.

    He looks JUST like a younger version of my original rooster, Reggie. I never found out what breeds were in him either... all I know is that his paternal grandsire was a solid white Easter Egger. I always figured that he had some Red Sexlink and/or New Hampshire and/or Rhode Island Red in him too. Reggie was a BIG guy, probably 9-10 pounds. His dad was small (probably 5-6 pounds), and colored just like Reggie, but with a pea comb and a muff and beard.
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  9. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cock a doodle do!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Definitely rooster. I would have said roo on the other thread too -- even there I can see the saddle and hackle feathers.
     

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