question???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clucksbc, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. clucksbc

    clucksbc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently I got a birchin
    a cross between a light sussex and black star sex link...
    when I got it home I thought did i get a roo..based on tail and the neck feathers going up...
    I emailed back...she says, based on the colouring she is very very sure it is a hen...she seems well experienced
    with multiple flocks..
    but do hens neck feathers go up?///[​IMG]
    I got 3 chickens earlier in the year...two turned out to be roos...the third one did put up the neck feathers
    thought it was a hen...
    was shock at 7 months when it started crowing...
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011
  2. fatsu

    fatsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly do you mean by going up? like when roosters fight the way they fan their feathers out or is it something else?
     
  3. clucksbc

    clucksbc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry this one did it...when I picked it up...
    maybe slightly startled at the time...
    i have seen it with the roos..when they do there stand up to each other dance...
    just wondering if hens are able..to do it...
     
  4. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens can definitely raise their hackle feathers. Mine do it when they are startled or when they are "fluffing up" their feathers to give themselves a good, cleaning shake.
     
  5. clucksbc

    clucksbc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you Heather..
    I am a bit rooster shy right now
    so very much apreciate the reply..
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YEs, hens can do it as well. [​IMG] I hope it all works out for you. I'd be shy too!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Oh my hens have fluffed their neck feathers out so much they look like one of those lizard! The really don't like my bantam roo lol.
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I've seen that one too! They'll get into some silly squabble over who knows what, and they'll stand up really tall and their hackles will flare and they'll have a regular rooster fight. Silly hens... [​IMG]
     

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