Roo or hen?

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

  1. KAT3

    KAT3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    15
    1
    50
    Oct 26, 2014
    Roy WA
    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 Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

    12,115
    6,448
    521
    Mar 27, 2012
    Vermont
    My Coop
    He's a rooster :( Those pointy saddle feathers are a dead giveaway.
     
  3. KAT3

    KAT3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    15
    1
    50
    Oct 26, 2014
    Roy WA
    Thanks for the info! Do you know why he isn't trying to crow like the other one?
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    9,119
    302
    306
    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    Might be due to your other rooster being the dominate one.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,607
    1,331
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    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

    31,451
    3,543
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    [​IMG]

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

    KAT3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    15
    1
    50
    Oct 26, 2014
    Roy WA
    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

    20,568
    1,164
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    15
    1
    50
    Oct 26, 2014
    Roy WA
    Ok Thanks!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by