Is this a hen or a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MikeNH, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. MikeNH

    MikeNH New Egg

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    Could anyone tell me if this is a Roo? I bought all 4 of my chickens on May 1st. This one is growing faster, has a bright red comb but no spurs. At what age do Roos get spurs. I'm hoping this is a hen as I've grown attached to her. If it's a Roo, I'll have to give him away because I can't have a Roo where I live. TIA for any feedback.


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  2. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to this but I think it is a roo.
     
  3. sweetcandy

    sweetcandy Out Of The Brooder

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    At a guess I would not like to say but she does look like she is standing up more proud and dominant than the other 2 in the picture and the tail feather look like they are going to be a nice display.
    I have an odd ball too and she/he does cocker doodle doo sometimes and does not lay. But I live with few neighbours close by, shame if you had to get rid of her she/he looks a lovely bird.
    How can you tell a hen from a cockeral from underneath am I missing something?
    Good luck with the diagnosis. x
     
  4. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bird has downward pointing saddle feathers and curving tail feathers - so it's a rooster! Spurs usually start coming in on my birds about the age they start being interested in the hens.
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:Yep, a roo. The top tail feather will curve down.
     
  6. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a roo. [​IMG]
     
  7. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster
     
  8. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry. [​IMG] See how the feathers go up and curl over and the tail feathers of the other don't? That's one of the easiest ways for me to tell the difference on roos/hens.
     
  9. Chickenfarmer 1-2-b

    Chickenfarmer 1-2-b Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No doubt- roo.
     
  10. BekahBear

    BekahBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's definetly a cock-a-doodle-roo! Sorry. [​IMG]
    he has a large comb/wattles, he looks like he is already getting pointy hackle/saddle feathers and just look at those curved tail feathers. It seems like it's always the favoite that turns out to be a roo. I think it's because they tend to be more friendly and outgoing that the pullets when they are growing up. Go figure [​IMG]
     

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