Late Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tuagmus, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. tuagmus

    tuagmus Just Hatched

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    Is this a rooster or hen? Hatched November 4th. Question is, when can we say that a hen is no longer a rooster? Can there be "late" bloomers? This one didnt look like this until the past week or so.
     
  2. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aside from the comb, I am not seeing any male traits like feathering so I am saying pullet. Time will tell.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you get a clear photo of this bird's saddle area?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That much comb at only 3 months, I'm thinking cockerel.

    I'm not sure about your question of a hen no longer being a rooster? They're either male or female when they're hatched, they don't change at any point.
     
  5. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I would say it's a cockerel....
     
  6. tuagmus

    tuagmus Just Hatched

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    Where or what is considered the saddle area?
     
  7. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    In front of the tail.
     
  8. tuagmus

    tuagmus Just Hatched

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    Well visually it's hard to tell when they're still young. The younger roosters than this one have already shown signs over a month ago with their comb and growth. He was the biggest of the group of 9 that hatched, but being placed out into a colder environment (32 to 56 degree) he stopped growing and looked like a hen. Just about a week or less now he's looking very much like a rooster. But I also have one that's a month older and its comb seems to be growing pretty big but she looks like a hen. I'll get pictures posted in the morning.

    I guess the question is, when can we expect the comb to no longer grow to show signs of whether or not a rooster is a rooster. If I remember it said 6 to 8 weeks? or should we be expecting a longer period?
     
  9. tuagmus

    tuagmus Just Hatched

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    I will take pictures in the morning of his saddle area tomorrow. I was planning to start separating the chicks into trios or pairs depending on roosters and hens.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     

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