oh no please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by angelpets, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. angelpets

    angelpets Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    i have 3 chickens and 2 of them are already laying but this one!
    I'm worried this Henny Penny might be a henry peter ( rooster)
    please tell me if she is a he?! she is the black and white one. [​IMG]
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Looks like a hen to me, and are you sure that she is not laying?
     
  3. angelpets

    angelpets Out Of The Brooder

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    she is not laying. i have seen my other hens eggs and heard them too. but she is not laying and has bitten me before.
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Hens will start laying at different times. If she is the same age as the other hens and they are laying then she would likely already be crowing if she were a rooster. By the way, if you want to tell a young rooster (cockerel) from a young hen (Pullet) then you look for saddle feathers developing at the base of the tail (pointy feathers growing where the back of a saddle would be.) You would also see pointier feathers growing around the collar on a male as well as taller tail feathers developing eventually. It is hard to see these features in your photos, but I do not see any signs of pointy collar feathers.
     
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  5. angelpets

    angelpets Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you very for your help scratch n peck. my mum and i were very worried Henny Penny would be a henry peter. :)
     

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