Kinda new at this..roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cutnshoots, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Cutnshoots

    Cutnshoots Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a straight run 7 Ameraucanas from the local feed store, have 29 pullets, (various breeds) all about the same age, heard a avertisement on the local radio trading post for 6 Australopes full grown and laying.. bought three of them, when I introduced the to the flock I wasnt expecting any problems, their huge.. the one of the Ameraucanas bows up to the big hen.. since then he/she has been crowing like a roo, I've read on here that hens will sometimes act like roo's plz someone tell me thats true:)
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's true that upon occasion hens will 'act like a rooster'. It's no where as common as some make it out to be, and generally it is an older hen that will do so. If you have 7 straight run Ameraucanas (very likely EE if they came from a feed store) understand that the odds say you will have several cockerels in the lot. Why not post some pictures?
     
  3. Cutnshoots

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    I will post a pick of the he/she tomorrow, dark and storming outside right now, and yes do understand feed store lots..."of course their all hens" Like I said kinda new at the lingo so "straight" run may have not been the right word, they sold them as hens only.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    OK you probably bought sexed pullets. That cuts the failure rate down to around 10 %. The only 100% guaranteed pullets are the sex links.
     
  5. Cutnshoots

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    lol, well that figures to the odds, purchased 7 and this one went crazy when introduced to full grown hens, I make sure the girls are all in bed before I lock the coop run up, this one was very vocal and was the third one up the ladder, actually watched HIM jump at one of the new hens trying to go to bed.. takes about 20/25 mins for all the ladies to hit the sack, I guess I heard him crow about a dozen times while he himself was already roosted.. amazing, never heard a peep out of him, and absoultly no agressive behavior till I introduced full grown hens to the flock.. yep still learning here.
     
  6. Cutnshoots

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    Here's a pic of the one now that decided to start crowing![​IMG]
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that is a rooster.
     
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  9. Cutnshoots

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    Thanks everybody, curious how you can tell, the coloring of the feathers?
     
  10. Cutnshoots

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    When I bought the Ameracana's I also bought 4 production reds and 4 barred rocks, I was thinking this was one of the Ameracana's but maybe its a Red?
     

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