Is this really a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Backyard chicks, May 26, 2012.

  1. Backyard chicks

    Backyard chicks Hatching

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    Recently I have been slightly concerned that one of my EE hens may not be a hen after all. She's about nine months old and has yet to start laying. All my other hens who are her same age, started laying around four to five months. She has a crossed-beak so I thought maybe that's why she wasn't laying, but I do give her special food to make sure she's eating enough. Recently I have began to notice the beginnings of spurs. They're still small but bigger than any of my other hens. She also seems to have green earlobes. I have some pictures, so if you guys could help me figure it out that would be great!
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  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    At nine months old, that's a girl, IMO. And girls can get spurs too =). Not sure why she's not laying, but sometimes EE's can start later than others.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    cross breaks are slow for everything, mine took that long to crow and he is 4 to 5 yrs old and has sprus of a 1 to 2 yr old. as for her spurs I have hens with them.
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  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    Easter Egger pullet.
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

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    Pullet (at 9 months she would have hackle and saddle feathers, also she's got pullet coloring). Give her up to 12 months to start laying, some are just slower than others.
     

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