Quite surprised but I think my hen is a rooster, could someone help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cukuriku, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2016
    I have two chickens that are about 2 and a half months old now and I started hearing crowing from the every morning, but this morning I took a look and noticed that indeed BOTH are crowing, I didn't think both were roosters. Please let me know if anyone could suggest something. It could also be, as I've read elsewhere, that at times a dominating hen will crow as well, but it sounds that she crows better than the rooster! I won't tell him I said that...lol


    This white one is the one I'm basically sure is a rooster, not the one I'm doubting about.


    This brown one on the other hand was a hen, I thought...maybe I'm wrong? It crows nicely...here's another one-

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I'm not experienced with Polish, hopefully Yorkshire Coop will be along - she raises them.

    Your black & white bird has quite a cross beak, if you planned on using for breeding I would advice against it. Are you sure both are crowing?

    Dominant hens do not take over crowing as often as people think. IF there isn't a rooster in the flock - rarely a hen may take over to keep order in the ranks. You have a roo, so there would be no reason for another to take over, especially at such a young age.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2016

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