Is this a hen or a roo - or has it not made up it's mind?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Plain Old Dee, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Songster

    Oct 30, 2009
    Seminole, OK
    This is my daughter's bird, "One-Eyed Jack." We have no idea what breed he/she is (would certainly like to know) We thought it was a roo, but he/she never crows and has never shown any interest in the hens. We put a real roo in the henhouse a couple of weeks ago. I expected a big fight and was prepared to intervene, but all they did was look at each other and ignored each other after that.

    Today, my daughter was checking for eggs, and found Jack on a nest (he/she spends a lot of time in that nest). She found him/her sitting on an egg! We have no idea whether he/she actually laid the egg, but he/she got pretty upset when she took it. Is there such a thing as a broody rooster?[​IMG]

    He/she does have itty bitty spurs and is about 7 - 8 months old or so.


  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    That's definitely a roo.
  3. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    I am new to chickens, but from other post that i have read he has saddle feathers so that makes him a roo, and I would say a chocin (sp) bantam. or EE bantam just my opinion and I am a newbie.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2009
  4. Bedste

    Bedste Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    Cut n Shoot Texas
    o yea even I can see a Roo

  5. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Songster

    Oct 30, 2009
    Seminole, OK
    Will a roo sit on eggs? I've never heard of it before - but maybe he believes in equality of the sexes? [​IMG]

    He was really upset when the egg was removed from the nest...

    I wonder why he has no interest in the hens or the other rooster...

    'Tis a puzzlement!

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