Is my Ancuna a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kelsi, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. kelsi

    kelsi New Egg

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    We got this Ancuna for a breeder just over a month ago. They said she was a hen, but she has started crowing in the morning and strutting. She also has a pronounced comb. She's around 4.5 months old. Is she a rooster??

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  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't really see the back end of her/him, but it does appear there are sickle feathers which would mean that yes, he's a cockerel.
     
  3. kelsi

    kelsi New Egg

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    Thanks! Here's a picture of their back feathers :)

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking pullet.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is crowing, then it is a cockerel.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Is the Ancona in your first picture, the same bird as the one in your second picture? The one in the first picture looks like a cockerel. The Ancona in the second picture looks like a pullet. If your bird is really crowing (not just hen singing), then you have a cockerel. Hens do crow on rare occasion, but those that do are almost always over 2 years old, and have taken over the role of the rooster in a roosterless flock.
     
  7. PirocaKeeper

    PirocaKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From this picture I would say a pullet. I just raised one that had me guessing right until she lay eggs. Oh my goodness, what a rollercoaster and now her comb is bigger than my roosters, but I saw her laying, literally and so I know for a fact is a girl.
     
  8. kelsi

    kelsi New Egg

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    Thanks for the feedback! It is the same Ancuna in both pictures. I'll keep listening in the morning to see if there's more crowing. We did have a bantam that turned out to be a rooster so maybe she's learned something from him. It's so hard to know until they lay eggs!
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    It's amazing what a difference a side profile can make in a photo.
     
  10. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. What looks like sickle feathers in the first shot doesn't exist at all in the second. *fingers crossed* for a pullet
     

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