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Roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KAT3, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. KAT3

    KAT3 New Egg

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    this is " hammie" my olive egger chick. She/ he is about 4 months old now. I'm hoping its a hen... But there are some shiny feathers coming in on the neck. She/he does now crow yet and gets spooked easy at times. I have another chick the same age who is a little roo, he crows a lot. Any thoughts would help greatly... Thanks! [​IMG]. [​IMG]
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    He's a rooster :( Those pointy saddle feathers are a dead giveaway.
     
  3. KAT3

    KAT3 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info! Do you know why he isn't trying to crow like the other one?
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Might be due to your other rooster being the dominate one.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    He's definitely a rooster. Some roosters just mature slower than others, and take longer to begin crowing. If your other rooster is dominant, that, too, can prevent a less dominant rooster from feeling like crowing.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Definite rooster. The crowing will come, he's just slower to mature than others. 4 months is still pretty young.
     
  7. KAT3

    KAT3 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for the help! I think 3 out of 4 Of my chicks are Roosters... Lol Is it Hard to find homes for extra Roosters?
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster.

    Yes, it can be hard to find homes for extra roosters, in many areas. Unless they are rare breeds, you may have to almost give roosters away.
     
  9. KAT3

    KAT3 New Egg

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    Ok Thanks!
     

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