I'm confused....thought I had all hens but could this be a rooster?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mommyofthree, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Songster

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    This EE is about 4 months old. We have 5 EE's and 6 Isa Browns, the Isa Browns combs and wattles have been coming in for awhile but the EE's are definitely maturing more slowly in that department. We were gone for the weekend and it seems like while we were away this EE suddenly sprouted the beginnings of a pretty thick red comb!! I think it might be a rooster because it looks so thick/wide and my other girls combs are thinner. We haven't heard any crowing so I'm not sure. What do you chicken pros think? Does a thick comb like that mean rooster or can hens have thick combs too?? Sorry the pics aren't the greatest!
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  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

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    Looks like a hen. Do you have a body shot?
     
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  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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    It may just be a dominant gal about ready to lay. Full body pics would determine the truth.

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  4. mommyofthree

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    Sorry I didn't take any full body pics, but the body looks like the rest of my hens. And we did get our first eggs from an Isa Brown over the weekend so maybe if this is a hen it's getting ready to lay??
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Hen..

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  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    That EE looks like my Ester... hopefully yours is getting ready to lay some pretty green eggs! [​IMG]
     
  7. BYC_In_Long_Beach

    BYC_In_Long_Beach In the Brooder

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    Looks Like a hen to me too.
     
  8. Rebel Rooster

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    Pullet... [​IMG]
     
  9. mommyofthree

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    Thanks for the replies. I was just surprised to see how wide the comb is. Obviously I don't know much about chickens yet, just enough to keep them alive and happy and collect their eggs. lol
     
  10. tellynpeep

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    EEs usually have a pea comb, and it is wide and short. Very difficult to tell boys from girls early-on as a result!
     

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