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is my hen a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by izzymaggie, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. izzymaggie

    izzymaggie New Egg

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    i have two chickens named maggie and izzy. they are about 2 1/2 months and izzy is a week older tgan maggie. izzy has always been a little bigger, is it because of her breed (barred rock), being older, or is she a rooster? izzy sometimes makes sounds that sorta sound like the start of a crow, but when i do tests on her it seems like she is a hen.






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  2. Intetdreamer

    Intetdreamer Out Of The Brooder

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    From the pics I'd say pullet
     
  3. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That bird has a strange comb. I don't think he's a barred rock. And, I think it's a roo. At 10 weeks, shouldn't have that large or red of comb and wattles.
     
  4. izzymaggie

    izzymaggie New Egg

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    we arent sure what kind he/she is but we thought he/she might be a barred rock, or maybe a rock island.
     
  5. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would guess Dominique with that comb. A full body shot with better lighting would help to guess gender. What is the other bird, same breed or different?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm guessing a mixed breed cockeral. A pure barred male would have lighter overall coloring but a mixed roo will be darker. No matter the color, that's a huge comb for the age. That's all rooster.
     
  7. Peepsicle

    Peepsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Izzy might be a male Black Sex Links. [​IMG] They often look like Barred Rock pullets for a while. The first time I tried to get a Barred Rock, it turned out to be a Sex Links. I was prepared though, because they people at the feed store had the Barred Rock pullets and Male Black Sex Links mixed together. I don't know why they did that. [​IMG]It was crazy.
     
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  8. izzymaggie

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    her and her chicken friend are not the same breed
    maggie:
    [​IMG]we dont know what breed she is
    we also just did the tail fan test and izzy (the possible rooster) fanned out perfectlty, should i trust this test?
     
  9. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maggie looks like a Gold-laced Wyandotte pullet.

    I don't usually trust most of the "tests" they are often old-wives tales.

    Where did you get your birds? Hatchery or a farm? Is there any chance the barred bird is a mix with wyandotte (which might help explain the pullet coloring on a cockerel and the comb)? I believe a Wyandotte Roster over a barred hen would make Black Sex Links.
     
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  10. izzymaggie

    izzymaggie New Egg

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    my little sister's 5th grade class hatched them. they got them from our neighbor hood farm. they could be mix, we dont know, and i will look at that kind to see if maggie is that kind
     

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