rescue chicken, girl or boy

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deannabirr, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. deannabirr

    deannabirr Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is my rescue chicken, any guesses on girl or boy? The back of its head has very few feathers where it was attacked by some cats but it's skin is healed up nicely.
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  2. kitkatnoah

    kitkatnoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, with the small wattles and comb, I'd say it was a hen, but then again, with those tail feathers, it could be a young roo. I guess you would have to wait to see if it either crows or lays an egg [​IMG]
     
  3. meekasmom

    meekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that roos have spurs and hens don't.
     
  4. chickmama1662

    chickmama1662 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True, but mine are almost 14 weeks and they are just starting to get little bumps on their legs where their spurs will be. Mine started crowing before I noticed their baby spurs.
     
  5. deannabirr

    deannabirr Out Of The Brooder

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    another angle. No spurs yet but it is still kind of young
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  6. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    I think roo. And hens CAN have spurs too. Just look up "hen with spurs" in the searchbar and you may be surprised. [​IMG]
     
  7. deannabirr

    deannabirr Out Of The Brooder

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    His legs are way fatter than my girls but I thought that might be the breed rather than hen vs roo
     
  8. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judging from the pics, I would say roo. I think I see roo tailfeathers beginning to form.

    Are the hackle feathers pointed? If yes, then roo definitely.
     
  9. deannabirr

    deannabirr Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont have a good pic of its neck plus since it was attached by some cats the feathers are a bit messed up. I will try to look more closely when I get home at the feathers
     
  10. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
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