Is my "hen" a Roo

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JenifferHartman

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6 Years
May 22, 2013
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Basehor, KS
This is Ebany, my black and rust colored Easter Egger. S(he) is about 6 months old. I'm starting to wonder if S(he) may be a rooster? S(he) has the same comb as my 2 younger 7-8 week old EE roo's (who are already crowing so I know for sure they are roos.) But Ebany has never crowed and aside from the comb, looks and acts just like the hens her age. I guess we'll know when/if S(he)lays or not. What do you think?

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This is Ebany with a couple of the hens
 
that's a hen. this is where age is important. your young guys have combs this size at an early age, showing they're male. Hens nearing point of lay/sexual maturity get larger, redder combs, but not as large as a mature rooster. When your roosters are her age you'll see the huge difference in combs.
 
Miss Ebany is most definitely a hen. She layed her first egg yesterday. Day after I posted this.. go figure :)

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Her little green egg next to a store bought
 

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