Roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pokes79, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Pokes79

    Pokes79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is one of my Ameracaunas.
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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I am leaning toward hen, but how old is it?
     
  3. Pokes79

    Pokes79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 16 weeks old.
     
  4. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look like the beginnings of a rooster tail there. Some hens have slightly curved tail feathers, but those look curved and greener than the rest. Also the feathers on the back look a bit pointed. Can you post next to a few others of the same age, or is this one the only one in the group of this breed?
     
  5. Pokes79

    Pokes79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are seven of them that I hatched at the same time. If I have time i will get some pictures posted tomorrow.
     
  6. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    Quote:its a rooster
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I also agree on rooster.
     
  8. Cypress Hen House

    Cypress Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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    It must be different than the others you hatched or you wouldn't ask....

    Can you post a pic of another one?
     
  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    It looks like a pullet to me - I think a 16 week old cockerel should have a larger comb than this one has and the feathers are rounded. The greenish tint is there because of the black feathering - doesn't have anything to do with the sex. My black sexlink, barnevelder, and australorp hens all have that greenish tint on their black feathers.
     
  10. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I gotta say it's a roo.
     

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