is it a boy or girl?!?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fivelittlechicks, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. fivelittlechicks

    fivelittlechicks Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2009
    New York
    I hatched eggs in May and now ist is the end of December....I have gotten rid of 6 roosters out of the 12 babies that i hatched. well just about 15 minutes ago i looked at one of my "hens" (it was one of the babies) and while i was watching I saw "her" doing THE DANCE to another hen...[​IMG] this particle "hen" has a few longer feathers than the rest of the hens, but i am still not sure if she is a hen or not!! Can someone help me determine what gender this chicken is?? thank you!!

    Name: Gizmo
    Breed: 1/2 Barred Rock and 1/2 Australorp...
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I think you forgot something!! [​IMG]

    ETA: (Pictures.) [​IMG]

    Sometimes a Hen mounts another as a sign of dominance. The long feathers are a little suspicious though... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    Do you have any pictures?
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Yeah, I have to agree with ChickenWhisperer123- long tail feathers are not a good sign. You may have a late bloomer on your hands. When "she" starts crowing you'll know for sure.

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