Is she a he?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jdwilsonaz, Aug 26, 2015.

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  1. jdwilsonaz

    jdwilsonaz New Egg

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    Penny - she (?) is a Buff Orpington. We had a Rhode Island Red start crowing so we had to take him back to the farm since we are not permitted to have roosters in town. Now a few days later, Penny starts crowing. What is your opinion? Is this a rooster or a hen that thinks she is a rooster? 13-14 weeks old.
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  2. The Chicken Fan

    The Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she/he?
     
  3. jdwilsonaz

    jdwilsonaz New Egg

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    13-14 weeks old.
     
  4. rocknchickenfam

    rocknchickenfam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a boy... saddle feathers and crowing
     
  5. The Chicken Fan

    The Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With a comb that large at a young age that's a boy.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Penny is definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    sorry, there is no way thats a hen. :(
     
  8. jdwilsonaz

    jdwilsonaz New Egg

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    I figured as much, just hoped I was wrong. This one was very motherly and allowed the smaller chicks to hide under its wings when it was younger. I guess the pecking order kept him from crowing until the others were removed from the flock. We have purchased 7 chickens and so far 4 are cockerels. This one took much longer than the others. Now to find 2 pullets locally to bring my flock back to 5.
     
  9. Star627

    Star627 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is she a he? We hatched this one & my son is really hoping that she's a she ;)
     
  10. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, in the second picture I see pointed saddle feathers which always indicate cockerel :(
     

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