Is my hen a rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by captainjack, Sep 3, 2013.

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  1. captainjack

    captainjack Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not quite sure, She has gotten bigger than the rooster that we already have. She is a New Hampshire Red, and I understand that they get rather large, and their combs are medium to large size. She is also growing tail feathers like nobody's business. I have had a feeling since about a month after I got her (July 4), and about a week ago, I got worried when she shot up taller than my current rooster. The people that I bought her from said that she would be laying within the month, but she hasn't. I am not adverse to having a NHR rooster because, i mean... Look one up! They are beautiful. Only problem is I don't want 2 fighting. Any Ideas?

    PLEASE HELP!!

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a rooster for sure. I see hackle and saddle feathers (the shiny, long, pointed feathers on the neck and by the tail), and "she" has big wattles and a large comb. The coloring is also that of a male (darker red with darker patches on the wings and back). He's a beautiful boy!
     
  3. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ROOSTER.
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely a rooster flowing hackle and saddle feathers. He's beautiful rooster!
     
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  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    He is a gorgeous New Hampshire. (no red)

    Wow, he is exceptionally nice.
     
  6. captainjack

    captainjack Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone. I am surprised because he is at the bottom of the pecking order so far. I am a little disappointed, because I payed $14 for him, but he could definitely win a prize at a fair. What happens if the two roosters attack each other? I only have one coop. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I am worried because my current rooster is impaired. He only has one eye due to a fight with a fox (long story, but interesting). Do you think that they will get along? They seem to like each other
     
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  7. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We currently have 5 roos........they get along so far, especially 3 of them. they were raised together & roost together at night.
     
  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW, he is BEAUTIFUL! If I were you, I'd contact the guy you got him from, just to inform him you got a rooster and not a pullet. Lucky you're able to keep him.
     
  9. captainjack

    captainjack Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think that its possible for them to get along? They have both gotten along really well so far. I have only had the new one for 2 months
     
  10. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    If they have been getting along the past two months, they should be ok but I think there maybe issues if a hen was around (hormones).
     

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