Oh no! I think I may have a rooster!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melliebellie, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. melliebellie

    melliebellie Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I heard what sounded like a strangled little crow coming repeatedly from my 3 month old Polish hen Maude. Are those saddle feathers I see? I need an expert to tell me that I am wrong, this is a hen. Please and thank you!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think you're thinking right--that looks like a roo to me.
     
  3. tsuninight

    tsuninight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Polish Roo to me.

    Here's what my female Polish looks like. Notice the feathers on the head are smoother and more shaped. The roo's get .. well ... crazy hair.
    Also note that near tail how there are long curved feathers & the tail is much longer and more curved.

    Dahlia's tail looks a little beat up in this one, but I'll see if I can get a better one of her since her feathers have all sorted themselves out.

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  4. CalvinHabba

    CalvinHabba Out Of The Brooder

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    Well i dont think you would be able to tell for sure but it does look like a rooster. Here is my black Polish[​IMG]
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  5. tsuninight

    tsuninight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a newer photo showing her tail. She is laying btw.

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    And here's one I think shows the shape of the feathers on her head better.

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    Anyway hope this helps. :) Sorry for all the spam pictures. I went through three Roo's before I finally just purchased a hen from City Farm. It was super hard to find a new home for my last Roo (as in for me I really liked him). He was impersonating David Bowie.. and well!
     
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  6. Stynch

    Stynch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but it sure looks like a roo. [​IMG]
     
  7. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really think that Maude needs to be renamed - possibly 'Maurice'? [​IMG]
     
  8. Stynch

    Stynch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had to rename Wendy to Wendell when "her" feathers started looking like that!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a rooster, based off of the pointy, longer tail feathers/saddle feathers.
     
  10. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is absolutely a cockerel, with that feathering, sorry to say.
     

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