Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pjmarkavage, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. pjmarkavage

    pjmarkavage Just Hatched

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    Does anybody think this chicken is a rooster? Here's a couple of pictures of the same.

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  2. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    Looks like a hen. Also looks to be about to lay. How old is it?
     
  3. pjmarkavage

    pjmarkavage Just Hatched

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    Yes, we are expecting it to lay any day now. I guess *SHE* is about 4 months. We were just wondering about the interesting whatever you call it on her head and underneath her head.

    If you can't tell, we're really beginners at this. Thanks.
     
  4. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    Comb and wattles.
     
  5. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a hen! :)
     
  6. pjmarkavage

    pjmarkavage Just Hatched

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    My son told me the name of this chicken is Comet. I think he is currently trying to figure out names for the other 7, all hens we pretty much believe.
     
  7. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    Good deal!! :celebrate
     
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, you've got a lovely hen! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's a red sex link hen. Sex link means the sex is linked to the color. In the case of red sex links, the hens are red and the roosters are silver. So, she's guaranteed to be female from the start.

    Red sex link is like the generic name for this hybrid. Some trade or brand names are Red Star and Golden Comet--that may be where your son got the name.

    Large, red comb and wattles are signs of sexual maturity. It can freak folks out when the hens sprout them so suddenly. It just means they're growing up and getting ready to lay.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    beautiful hen
     

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