Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crazycluckcluck, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. crazycluckcluck

    crazycluckcluck Just Hatched

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    We have a flock of 10, when we purchased them we were told they were all hens. However, I have my doubts about one of our "girls". This is Addison and "she" is a Rhode Island Red. Can you help me tell if she's a she?[​IMG]
     
  2. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have any images of "her" flock mates that are her same age?

    But I'm really thinking Cockerel.
     
  3. crazycluckcluck

    crazycluckcluck Just Hatched

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    I will run out and get some, the ones I have aren't very clear!
     
  4. crazycluckcluck

    crazycluckcluck Just Hatched

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  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a Cockerel
     
  6. crazycluckcluck

    crazycluckcluck Just Hatched

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    That's what I was thinking! Oh well, he's the sweetest one of my flock and we'll just change his name and all will be good!
     
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  7. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep...that's a cockerel.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Change the way you interact with him too.....
    -handle him much less than the pullets - no matter how 'sweet' he is.
    -make him get out of your way - don't walk around him, but thru him.
    -he should in no way show more than a passing concern when you handle the pullets - any aggression, walk thru him.
    -he should be a little afraid of you, keeping his distance whenever any human is near.

    There is great truth in the idiom 'familiarity breeds contempt' in regards to keeping male chickens.
     
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  9. Kaylin

    Kaylin Out Of The Brooder

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    Why change his name? Not sure that Addison has to be a girls name :)
     
  10. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Suppose Addison could be gender neutral.
     

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