Is my Royal Palm a Male or Female....PIC HEAVY :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RickiHupp, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so now I am really questioning myself now!! I "thought" I had 2 blue slate toms and one royal palm hen....I know the slates are toms. Can anyone help me with the "hen"?? She struts around my hubby, coos and purrs, the other toms mount her, she has been trying to lay on chicken eggs.

    Please help...the first picture is of her "strutting"

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    Here she is "normal"

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    AND Here are the Toms
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    Thanks for anybodys input!! I am also going to post some chicken pics to see what breed they are...look for those [​IMG]
     
  2. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen. Dominant hens will strut.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Looks like a hen to me. Females will strut if they feel really happy or really upset. In males you should start feeling a beard starting to come through the skin of their chest, although I have a hen that has a very small one, but thats just her...LOL
     
  4. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when males display their snood gets really long, and they have a beard
     
  5. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm okay, nevermind......she laid an egg [​IMG]
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:In that case I'm pretty sure it's a hen. Glad I could help.[​IMG]
     
  7. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!!! I didnt think she was laying yet but yesterday just as I was walking out to the coop she laid one!! Its a lightish brown with dark speckles all over it...very pretty egg!!
     
  8. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I guess you're sure now. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  9. durtywater

    durtywater Out Of The Brooder

    i have had a couple hens that gobbled and strutted.......and layed eggs too...lol....i had brozes and royal palm and it was always the royal palms that did all that stuff...good looking turkeys too...
     

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