Is this a Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henney, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We recently purchased this Cochin from a breeder and was told she is a hen. This morning my husband opened the coop door and she went in the run and crowed three times like a rooster with her head up. She looks like a hen to us, what do you think?[​IMG]
     
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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    [​IMG] can see picture:-(
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A side shot would make me more positive, but those look like pointy saddle feathers. The hackle feathers are somewhat pointy, and "she crowed." To me it appears to be a cockerel just starting to mature. Sorry, and I m not 100% on this. Just saw your new picture. Now I am 100%-- "she" is a cockerel.
     
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  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    oh I see HIM:) roo -cute as a button though:)
     
  5. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    'She' looks like a rooster to me. It depends on how old 'she' is, when hens arrive at laying age, their comb and wattles become vibrant red and much larger. If 'she' isn't very old, then it's quite likely you have a rooster. If the bird crows, it certainly is a rooster.
     
  6. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is 8mths old, this pic taken two weeks ago. The crow isn't loud tho.
     
  7. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    My Coop
    Rooster.
     
  8. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, it looks like your she is a he! But he is quite lovely.
    Cathryn
     
  9. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, he is going to be beautiful![​IMG]
     
  10. jeepers210

    jeepers210 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, It's a rooster. Pretty too!
     

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