Is this a Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sesa, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. sesa

    sesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had 2 different people say that they think this is a rooster, and this is the only chicken that I've yet to see in a nesting box. Hopefully someone will be able to identify this chicken for me.

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  2. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so. [​IMG]
     
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    she's a hen [​IMG].
     
  4. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I work in a chicken barn with thousands of birds each day! You have a hen on your hands.
    Sometimes their combs can be deceiving just because any particular hens comb can grow much larger than any other hen you may keep in your coop! [​IMG]
    It all has to do with growth and hormones! [​IMG]
     
  5. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    That doesn't look like a rooster to me either. Looks like a good old Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire Red hen. Good looking bird. She may be just off her laying because of heat, age or a variety of other things. Don't give up hope.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You've got a hen.

    When I was a newbie with chicken keeping, only 11 months ago, I didn't realize that hens also have combs and wattles. I don't know why I had that misconception. But when my chicks started growing combs, I thought every single one of the "pullets" I'd bought were roosters.

    I now know that some breeds, especially Rhode Island Reds, can grow some darned impressive combs and wattles on hens. Not just cute little pea combs or dainty, short straight ones, but out-and-out BIG, floppy combs. Wow.

    This is my gorgeous Rhoda.
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  7. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think that is a roo [​IMG]
     
  8. BekahBear

    BekahBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No doubt that's a hen. And she looks ready to give you an egg
     
  9. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen Hen Hen! Almost ready to lay, I would guess! [​IMG]
     
  10. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Pretty RIR!!! [​IMG]
     

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