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Roo or hen and what breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by accidentalpoet4u, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. accidentalpoet4u

    accidentalpoet4u Hatching

    Jun 26, 2008
    Ok, I'm new at this chicken owner thing. I have my first chickens about a month now 2 females about 4 months old now. Things are going great and I found a post on freecycle here in ABQ for a 1 year old hen who supposedly was a great egg layer. So I went to pick him/her up and immediately thought it looked like a roo. But since it was obvious that this chicken wasn't being cared for, I went ahead and took it. It's been about a week now, doesn't show any interest in the girls except to chase them away from the food. It's also a lot louder than the girls, but it doesn't sound like I had expected a roo to sound. So I'm looking for what everyone thinks. Roo, pullet? Any guesses on breed?

  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Production red hen. Looks like she's been laying a while too. The legs are bleached out.
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    I agree with Janet. Looks like she's more than a year old too.

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