Is he/ she a rooster or a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Maryb, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Maryb

    Maryb Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered the rainbow variety from Murray McMurray so I'm not even sure of the breed. As chicks they were yellow. But now Im wondering if this one is a rooster. They are 14 weeks old.[​IMG]
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  2. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stance looks pulletish, I think, and I don't think I'm seeing curled tail feathers or hackle/saddle feathers. Could you get a picture of it's back?
    I'm not expert by any stretch, but it looks like a White Rock to me :)
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you post a side profile? That's a lot of comb and wattle for the age, so I'm thinking rooster.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  5. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's looking a little ROOish to me....I agree, if you can post a couple other pics from the side as well? The flash kind of drowns out the back feathers, looks like the saddle feathers might be a bit thinner and pointy? But really hard to see just from that....
     
  6. Maryb

    Maryb Out Of The Brooder

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    He looks like a rooster in these pictures. I hope not. He's not making noise. But if he does I'll have to find him a new home, so sad[​IMG]
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  7. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a roo, sorry :(
     
  8. orumpoultry

    orumpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. Definite roo.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The white bird is a rooster.

    Hate to say it, but you might want to get a good profile pic of your dark Cornish (dark colored bird facing away from the camera in the second picture). I'm getting a roo-vibe from it, too. They have pea combs so you don't always see the comb difference right off, but the color and stance and making me think male, as well as possibly seeing saddle feathers in that first pic.

    Other than that, everyone else looks female.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2015
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The new photos have confirmed my original thinking- that white bird is a cockerel. I agree with Donrae in that the Dark Cornish also looks like a possible cockerel.
     

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