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Is this a rooster or a hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smw18, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. smw18

    smw18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my chickens from a feed store who got chicks from a hatchery. I noticed this and was wondering if I had ended up with girls or boys here is a few pictures of one of mineEDIT notice this little knots on her/his legs
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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2012
  2. chickenluv

    chickenluv Out Of The Brooder

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    Its hard to tell, but the little knots could be the beginning of spurs, so I would guess the top pic is a boy. Are both pics the same chicken?
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to say girl. It has the typical female feather pattern for an EE. Males and females both have the little nubs on their legs, males typically don't get spurs until they're about a year old (sooner in fast maturing breeds).
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    both pullets and cockerels have those spur stubs on their legs and some hens even grow spurs. coloration says its a pullet
     
  5. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, [​IMG]
     
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    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullet
     
  8. MissCluckCluck

    MissCluckCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say hen. [​IMG]
     

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