Is My Hen a Rooster????

Wolferstyle

In the Brooder
Oct 27, 2019
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So I got my hens from tractor supply and they were supposed to be pullets and they are now about 6 or 7 months old and all of them have already started laying except for one which we thought that they were mistaken with because he looked like a young cockrel. I raised a rooster before but I really think this one is Transgender ( missing an ovary kind of deal) but he is starting to grow spurs and he has the pointy/shiny feathers on his neck and his wings aren't split so that also is a sign for a rooster but he has kept the little comb for about 2 months without it growing. When I had my other rooster he was fully matured within 4 to 5 months. Although he will go look at the eggs that the other hens layed and push them under him gently and then sit on them. Then he will leave and there would be no sign or interest of wanting to lay an egg.
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it's a Rhode Island Red
 

EggSighted4Life

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So I got my hens from tractor supply and they were supposed to be pullets and they are now about 6 or 7 months old and all of them have already started laying except for one which we thought that they were mistaken with because he looked like a young cockrel. I raised a rooster before but I really think this one is Transgender ( missing an ovary kind of deal) but he is starting to grow spurs and he has the pointy/shiny feathers on his neck and his wings aren't split so that also is a sign for a rooster but he has kept the little comb for about 2 months without it growing. When I had my other rooster he was fully matured within 4 to 5 months. Although he will go look at the eggs that the other hens layed and push them under him gently and then sit on them. Then he will leave and there would be no sign or interest of wanting to lay an egg. View attachment 2026905View attachment 2026911View attachment 2026912View attachment 2026914 it's a Rhode Island Red
She's a pullet.. just maturing later as many do when raised through winter... but eggs will be coming soon according to comb color and behavior described. :)

Investigating lay boxes and practicing, shortly before starting is quite normal. :celebrate

A bunch of my friends older layers sport spurs. In fact lots of hens have spurs and some even crow... and still lay eggs. :eek:
 

crazyhen75

Chirping
Feb 3, 2020
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So I got my hens from tractor supply and they were supposed to be pullets and they are now about 6 or 7 months old and all of them have already started laying except for one which we thought that they were mistaken with because he looked like a young cockrel. I raised a rooster before but I really think this one is Transgender ( missing an ovary kind of deal) but he is starting to grow spurs and he has the pointy/shiny feathers on his neck and his wings aren't split so that also is a sign for a rooster but he has kept the little comb for about 2 months without it growing. When I had my other rooster he was fully matured within 4 to 5 months. Although he will go look at the eggs that the other hens layed and push them under him gently and then sit on them. Then he will leave and there would be no sign or interest of wanting to lay an egg. View attachment 2026905View attachment 2026911View attachment 2026912View attachment 2026914 it's a Rhode Island Red
Looks like a hen to me. Some hens have spurs too. Beautiful
 

Frazzemrat1

Free Ranging
May 8, 2017
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Pullet, no doubts.
Keep in mind that males and females can grow spurs. That's not gender specific. My gold spangled hamburg has spurs, and she lays a lovely little cream egg almost daily (when its not winter).
 

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