Please sex my Ancona

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lpg3633, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. lpg3633

    lpg3633 New Egg

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    I have two anconas, one I am sure is a female because she lays eggs and hatched a few. She has a large rose comb. I bought another "supposed" hen later in the spring. He/she is now 6 months old and has a very short comb, is a little larger than the hen and has small bumps on the back of the leg as if he was getting spurs. Do I have a rooster or a Hen? I haven't seen a single egg from this chicken yet. I have not heard him crow yet. The anconas have become my favorite breed. The hen is usually very docile except when anyone approaches her chicks, she is very protective.
     
  2. sagealbright

    sagealbright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll have to post a picture of her/him in order for us to tell.
     
  3. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We will need photos to be certain. Spur buds can be present on males or females. At that age, you can tell the sex by the feathering. Hens have rounded feathers and roosters have long shiny pointed feathers. Also, anconas are supposed to have single combs...
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I thought that single combs were the norm, but apparently they also come in a rose comb variety.
     
  5. LiraEstates

    LiraEstates Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't really help you without pictures. You should take pictures of both hens / roos of the same age to help you out.
     
  6. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting. I know there are several breeds like RIR and leghorns that come in a rose comb variety but I didn't know that there were anconas with rose combs too. That's always a great option for people in colder climates.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2; if you can get some pics posted, we'd be happy to take a look at your birds. :eek:)
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Anconas can have rose combs or single combs. I'll wait for photos to help sex your birds. [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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