Is This a Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tamrajh, May 13, 2010.

  1. Tamrajh

    Tamrajh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    West Haven
    This was sold to me as a hen from a production plan so I have to assume that it's a hen but it sure does look like a rooster down to the long feathers around the neck. The pics aren't the best because it ran inside the coop as soon as I pulled out my phone to take a picture so it's a little dark.
    All the girls look ratty still because they came from a production plant and were supposedly moulting. It's been a month now and they're getting 20% protein feed, plenty of room, lots of other friends, but still don't look good.
    Anyway, it hasn't crowed and I have another rooster. I haven't seen it try to be dominating to anyone but it sure looks like a rooster to me.
  2. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2009
    Pembroke, Ma.
    Looks like a baseball glove to me, sorry.[​IMG]
  3. zaybird77

    zaybird77 Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2010
    well i'm not an expert but i'd guess (because of the tail) that it's a hen.[​IMG]
  4. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2009
    just listen for crows [​IMG]

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