Is this a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BufOrpington, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. BufOrpington

    BufOrpington New Egg

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    I have this mixed breed and I need to know if it is rooster and if it is, at what age will it start crowing? Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    A better, less blurry photo would help, but I'm pretty sure that you have a hen.
     
  3. BantamLover21

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    Looks like a hen to me, too. However, a clearer photo would help be sure of that.
     
  4. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you also advise the age of the bird please?

    And I agree, a clearer shot, showing tail through to neck would really help [​IMG]

    Krista
     
  5. Michael OShay

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    X4 on that.
     
  6. BufOrpington

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    Here is a better picture of the chicken. It is about six and a half months old. And I want to know if it is indeed a mixed, or if it is a pure bred. Thanks[​IMG]
     
  7. BantamLover21

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    It is definitely a hen. As for breed, she could be a Blue Orpington or Australorp.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

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    My guess is that you have a Blue Orpington. Blue Australorp is possible, but they are rather rare.
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    Thanks for posting the better pic. She's definitely a hen, and I agree with Wyandottes7, she's much more likely a Blue Orpington than a Blue Australorp.
     
  10. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with everyone else. Definitely a hen, and at 6 1/2 months she will probably be laying beautiful eggs for you very, very soon.

    ETA: She is absolutely gorgeous too.

    Krista
     
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