Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saraem18, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. saraem18

    saraem18 Chirping

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    I got 2 Easter eggers a few months back and was told they're hens. One turned out to be a rooster, they looked the same except he started crowing and his tail feathers started getting long and curling.
    We lost him to a raccoon attack 2 weeks ago, and since then this one started crowing and being aggressive to the other hens. S/he is the same age as the other but the tail feathers aren't long like the roosters were and the comb is smaller.
    Is she a rooster or is this normal behavior after the loss of a rooster?
     

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  2. SBFChickenGirl

    SBFChickenGirl Songster

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    Definite rooster. A beautiful one too.
     
  3. That’s a rooster.
     
  4. LoveMyChickenBabies

    LoveMyChickenBabies Crowing

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    Look at the saddlebag feathers... tell-tale sign of a roo.
     
  5. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Crowing

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    That's a rooster, a very handsome one for sure!
     
  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    You didn't hear from him before because the one you lost in the attack was dominant and most submissive males will not crow when the dominant is around.
     
  7. Clubber1234

    Clubber1234 Free Ranging

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    Rooster!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    That's a rooster. @DobieLover has explained the reason for his not crowing.
     
  9. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    Screenshot_20190212-154705_Gallery.jpg Rooster
     
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  10. sean_wonder

    sean_wonder Songster

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    100% a rooster. Super handsome fella if I say so myself! Sorry for your loss though :(
     
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  11. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Handsome cockerel! :love

    ~Alex
     
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