Is my she a he?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Graiae66, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Graiae66

    Graiae66 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, all,

    I'm at week 15 with chickens, and everyone is great. However, I am wondering if the largest, oldest "hen" is really a roo? She's very friendly, no spurs, but she does take on that roo role (crows, protects, etc.). I know that's not unexpected for the dominant female, but...I just don't know enough to be sure. Here are some pics; this is Domine, and she's about 13-14 weeks old.

    Thanks for your help!

    Dee

    Tail: [​IMG]

    Head: [​IMG]

    Another head close up (she's the one in the middle): [​IMG]
     
  2. WhitehartRabbitry

    WhitehartRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's a roo. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. Graiae66

    Graiae66 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well...darn. Thank you for letting me know!

    Dee
     
  4. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Ya; cockeral. Sorry. Long, skinny, tail feathers say cock a doodle doo.
     
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  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Roo
     
  6. Graiae66

    Graiae66 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's just so funny. I got 4 chickens from a local chicken farmer--all "hens." Two died within a week. One is now a rooster (this one, Domine). I lucked out by buying the rest from My Pet Chicken--12 pullets. Yes, there is one who *might* be a roo (bigger, redder comb), but they've all been incredibly healthy, and 1 roo in 12 still defies the odds.

    I like Domine a lot, so maybe we'll keep her, um, I mean him, around...

    dee
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Are you aloud to have roos where you live?
     
  8. Graiae66

    Graiae66 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, yes. We have 5 acres in the middle of NOwhere. All the neighbors have critters--donkeys, dogs, goats, chickens, you name it.

    I guess I just wanted hens for the eggs, not so much to raise chicks. It's not a huge problem. His crows are not too bad.

    dee
     
  9. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
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    I got 2 "accidental" roos too. I didn't want any. I was able to give one to my cousin who lost over 30 chickens to a family of coons. And the other I just liked so much. But if he hurts my kids, he'll have to go. He has grown on us though. He really is a good boy. We pick him up every day to hopefully keep him nice. [​IMG]
     

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