My husband wants it to be a rooster, I want it to be a hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MichiganWoods, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    The farmer down at the grain elevator asked how old our chickens were, and when I said about 11 weeks, he asked what my hen/rooster ratio was. When I told him I wasn't sure, he said, "You mean you can't tell yet?" I sheepishly said this is the first batch of chickens we've ever raised. [​IMG]

    Anyway... maybe you can help my husband and I over the debate raging due to this particular chicken. This was the very first EE we had hatch -- the one my husband named Obama. [​IMG]

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    I noticed cute little upside-down heart patterns starting to show up on the short rounded feathers along the base of the tail.
     
  2. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing hen because I cant see any pointy saddle feathers.
     
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    My guess is hen as well.
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I would bet hen but those tail feathers are getting long!
     
  5. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see 3 hens and 1 roo. BTW I wanted to name a oddball duck Obama and my wife would not let me. It was supposed to be a pekin but when it hatched it was black and yellow. Anybody tell you that you look a little like Sarah Palin??[​IMG]
     
  6. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    I'm starting to get an idea of where I need to be looking for the pointy feathers now. Yes, the tail is getting quite long! That's what was throwing me.

    Yeah, my father-in-law took a picture of me hunting last week and he said I sure looked like Sarah Palin in it!
     
  7. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure that that is a HEN!
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  8. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen!! and OMG yes you DO resemble Sarah Palin haha
     
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    yuppers,, i say hen too [​IMG]
    their sooooo over-rated.... [​IMG]
     
  10. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i do see saddle feathers,, and the long tail is very roosterish..
    but, not much comb or waddles..
     

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