Is this a Roo or a Hen?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Grand-hen-ma, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Below are pictures of Nacho. Can anyone tell me if I have a boy or a girl? Nacho was born on Sept. 9. I know which hen laid the egg but have no idea which Roo is the father. (I have 2 that get along very well in the same pen) I am thinking I have another Roo but am praying for another hen. Can anyone help???

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    Nacho was all stretched out here. No feathers missing, just a very windy day

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    Any ideas anyone???
     
  2. dsquawker

    dsquawker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    S/He is only a month old? So, keep a good eye on his or her comb. Her/His comb seems to be developing fast for a month old. Looks like a hen at this point. If the comb starts to develop and the tail feathers more in the next couple of months - compare her/him to your other hens - then its a rooster. I can't really tell for certain at this point because its still so young. Looks like a hen to me though. Keep a good eye for changes and keep us updated with photos. Angela (dsquawker)
     
  3. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Angela. Anyone else have an idea??????
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still too young in my opinion. Wait a few weeks...
     
  5. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking roo, check out those thick legs. Who was the momma and what breeds are the potential daddies?
     
  7. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The daddies are either a barnyard mix or a BR. The mom, I beleive, is possibly a langshans/mix. She has the feathered legs and feet. I noticed Nacho has a few feathers coming out on his/her legs. I was so hoping for a girl because momma lays deep, chocolate colored eggs. Seems all my babies turn out to be boys. I love them all but need more girls
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm gonna say pullet. If it were a cockerel, I'd expect the comb to be a bit bigger or turning pink by now.
     
  9. Grand-hen-ma

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    Oh I hope it's a girl!!!! Thanks Happy. I'll keep an eye on her/him and maybe post another pic in a couple weeks. It would be so awesome if it was a girl and later, she laid the deep, chocolate eggs.
     
  10. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems too early to tell. Our RIR boy was about 4 months old before he got the distinctive rooster saddle feathers. At that time, a few of our girls the same age had bigger combs & waddles than him! Looking back on it now, what could have given him away first was how even from a few weeks old, how he shoved his way to the front of the group to get treats first and an overall bigger/pushier attitude compared to the girls. Good luck & keep us updated!
     

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