I'm so confused and so is my chicken?!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pip's chicks, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Pip's chicks

    Pip's chicks In the Brooder

    Sep 7, 2011
    Central AR
    I have 4 buff brahmas that are about 21 weeks old. Two of them are big beautiful roo's...they crow...they are colorful, glossy, and have huge combs. One is definetly a hen (alothough not laying yet) she is small, duller in color, and looks nothing like Roostie and Skip. However the fourth is very confusing! She/he is very large like the roo's, is similar in color....but I have never heard a sound from it. No crowing and is in the hen boxes early in the am. It's tail looks similar to the roo's but is is much shorter and blunter. It does have a comb and waddlers but they are not anything like the other two's?? Is it possible to have a very masculine hen? I watch for tell tail signs of either gender but it is almost like she/he is a mix of both male and female! Any suggestions? [​IMG]
  2. CSisley

    CSisley Chirping

    Aug 25, 2011
    Eastern NC
    I’m going to guess based off what you have said that your he/she is a rooster. I’ve found that some roosters are later bloomers than others and tend to be the ones that are less dominant. I had a similar situation with three young roosters. Two of them were obvious roosters in look/character/crow but the third was puzzling because I never heard him crow and he seemed to develop other obvious rooster characteristics at a much slower rate.
  3. SuttonHeritageFarm

    SuttonHeritageFarm Songster

    Apr 30, 2011
    Jackson Springs, NC
    A picture would be very helpful. I have a couple of older chicks like the one you are talking about. It is so much easier when they look and act like what they are. lol

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