Is my chicken a hermaphrodite?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jetblack2004, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen sitting on some eggs and three were fertile. One hatched but the hen killed it so the other two eggs (which were pipping) I put into a box and moved to my airing cupboard. They both hatched and I them in a little brooder in my bedroom! One of them sadly died (I think it had breathing problems). The other one was fine though and is named Hobnob! He is a Light sussex x and it 4 months old now. I was almost certain he was a cockerel to start with but the wattles and comb aren't very large and he hasn't started crowing yet (which I would've expected by now). It doesn't matter whether he's a hen or a cockerel but I was wondering. At four months old i would have expected it to be obvious so I'm wondering whether he's an hermaphrodite?!
    Thanks in advance!
    -Jet
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Take and post a photo of your bird -- we need to see the bird to assess gender and may see things you are not in your observations. At 4 months he is just beginning to mature and some males are slower to "announce" themselves than others - does not mean the bird is a hermaphrodite, only that he is not maturing as quickly as you expected.
     
  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to post a picture but my camera isn't working at the moment. When it is I'll post one.

    Thanks for the reply

    -Jet
     
  4. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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