Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Vangeek, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Vangeek

    Vangeek New Egg

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    Hi I am a new member to this site. I have had chickens for the last 2 years, usually buying pullets but last August I had a broody hen and decided to try hatching my own chicks. My lovely hen managed to hatch 2 sweet baby silver laced Cochins who we have always thought were female. They are now 6 months old and one has started being a little bit dominant to all my other hens pecking at the back of their necks, and today I came out to find it was trying mount one of my other chickens! It has never crowed but I am starting to think that maybe it could be a roo? Can anybody advise?
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    That looks like a very handsome rooster! Very pretty! Is he crowing yet?? Usually this is the first sign of being a roo, starting in on the crowing before they are 1 month old!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - he is indeed a cockerel.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 Very pretty rooster.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    what a handsome guy
     
  6. gander007

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  7. Vangeek

    Vangeek New Egg

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    Thank you for all your lovely comments, he is indeed a very handsome boy but unfortunately he has had to be rehomed as my girls would not take kindly to a man in their midst! Funnily enough he never crowed, I always had my suspicions about him from being a chick but because he never crowed, I always doubted myself!
     
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