Roo or Hen? I get mixed responses and it's yet to crow...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KDMdesigns, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. KDMdesigns

    KDMdesigns Songster

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    Had a broody hen hatch 3 chicks back at end of June, been pleased with the two stunning black pullets- I wasn't expecting pure breeds out of the eggs I found to put under the hen.. this brown has thrown me for a loop- hatched looked like a welsummer but now I don't know... But it's gender that more puzzling.... IMG_20171107_142830686.jpg
     
  2. KDMdesigns

    KDMdesigns Songster

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    I know I'm leaning towards male, need others insight... Btw it'll be 19wks old this week...
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Need a better photo. That image looks like there is some sort of haziness going on. Can't see things properly.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Stance, and what appear to be developing hackle feathers 'say' cockerel to me.
     
  5. KDMdesigns

    KDMdesigns Songster

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    As soon as I can I'll post new photo... definitely more skiddish than mother & rest of flock is
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I'd like to see a better photo also, looks like it's standing in fog.
     
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  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Better pic please?
     
  8. Bonniebooboo

    Bonniebooboo Crowing

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    I am leaning toward cockerel as well.
    I processed 10 young roos at 4 mo old and some were crowing good a couple were not crowing. I figured they were just more subordinate. their testes were much smaller than the other more dominant ones. I have 3- 14 weeks old now, one has been trying to crow since 5 wks old. one is just starting to crow a little and one is not crowing at all yet. He seems to be last on his totem pole. I am not sure if it is a subordinate thing or not, but seems to be somewhat with mine. The 1st ones to crow in each group have been more dominant and trying to breed before any of the others so far.
     
  9. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    Looks like cockerel
     
  10. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    I'm going against the grain and I'm feeling it's a pullet. At four months old, you'd think it'd look clearly like a cockerel if it was one and I don't see the long feathers by the backend, plus it has a small comb. It just looks feminine to me. A clearer picture will help.
     
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