Minorca or White Faced Black Spanish HEN or ROO? (with updated pic)

urbanchickmama

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 12, 2011
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We have 13 chickens all around 22weeks old. 3 of them are DEFINITELY roos, and the rest, as far as we know, are pullets. This one has me a little confused though. It seems like "she's" got very developed comb/wattles for a hen, but it seems like if 'she' was a 'he', he would have at least tried to crow by now... what do you think?




here's an additional "tail" picture:



here's a pic of 'her' sister for comparison:
 
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BigDaddy'sGurl

Songster
9 Years
Jul 14, 2010
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I can't see a clear tail shot, but if you look at google.com/images and type "black minorca hen", you will find several with combs that are as big as your chicken's... ?
 

Cowgirl71

Songster
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Feb 5, 2010
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I'm 99% sure that's a hen. A Minorca rooster should be crowing by now and have obvious sickle feathers.

Are the saddle feathers (just in front of the tail and behind the wing) long pointy and shiny, or rounded?
 

happyhens120

Songster
8 Years
Aug 8, 2011
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I think I'd tend to lean more toward roo... that comb and wattle are really big and red compared to "her" sister. Any chance you could get a better shot of the tail?
 

Olive Hill

Crowing
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Apr 19, 2009
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Quote:I agree. If you go to the Minorca page on Feathersite there is a handy side-by-side comparison. Your's appears to be a White Faced Black Spanish, not a Minorca.
 

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