pullet or cockerel???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OaklandChickens, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. OaklandChickens

    OaklandChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    This is one of our three young chickens - they're about 5 months old now, and one of them seems to have the elusive gender problem. This week I'm leaning more heavily towards boy-chicken, not least because he/she's crowed at me the last two mornings. Panicked shushing doesn't seem to dampen his/her enthusiasm. There were also some very lame crowing attempts at about 2 months from the same little darling, but the intervening 3 months were very hen-like, with no crowing. And no one is laying any eggs yet. We may have a possible re-homing solution for him, if he's a him, at a nearby horse barn, but I'm still foolishly hoping maybe she's just confused. Any thoughts or opinions from anyone with more chicken-rearing experience??

    ALSO, this would leave us with only two young hens, which I'm not sure I think is "enough" - can we introduce a new third into the tiny flock? Should she be the same age, or older? or will there be a chicken war?

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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Rooster.....
     
  3. OaklandChickens

    OaklandChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Guess I should add we think it's an ameraucana/easter egger - has a nicely developing beard!
     
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster [​IMG]
     
  5. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks alot like my roo
     
  6. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    What a pretty boy! You just bring him right over.
     
  7. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Yup - Congratulations! It's a boy!
     
  8. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    it's a boy!!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. OaklandChickens

    OaklandChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    You all are not making my day!! but it's as I suspected.
     
  10. kristi40

    kristi40 Out Of The Brooder

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    Boy
     

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