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roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by subluxationskill, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. subluxationskill

    subluxationskill Out Of The Brooder

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    this chicken is 17 weeks old and has not crowed yet.......

    it has a huge comb but i dont see any saddle feathers...

    i was convinced it was a rooster but since it has not crowed it has no heel spurs etc etc I am wondering..maybe some of you experienced chicken people will know .......and what breed is it???

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  2. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silver-laced Wyandotte pullets are 24 weeks and they have combs and wattles the same size as your bird. Not sure of gender since I don't know the breed. I've been told roos don't start getting spurs until they are about a year old.

    Here is Lucy, this was taken September 1st.
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  3. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucy is definitely good at giving the Stink Eye!
     
  4. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she is....I was interrupting treat time.
     
  5. subluxationskill

    subluxationskill Out Of The Brooder

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    so is mine a roo?
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's not crowing because he's a SHE. Yay!
     
  7. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a POL pullet to me. Not sure what breed though.
     
  8. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a hen to me.... comb sizes can be different just like boobie sizes on humans. [​IMG] one of my RIR's has a huge comb...
     
  9. sully taylor

    sully taylor Out Of The Brooder

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    Im sure it is a roo i might be wrong though [​IMG] lol
     
  10. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am not sure on this one, sure looks rooish in the face, lot of comb for a pullet at that age. but surprised it hasn't crowed.
     

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