ROOSTER OR HEN? How can I tell at a month of age

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by babychickfarmer, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. We got our chickens sexed when we first got them and and now they are a month old. We wanted all laying hens but there's this one..it's name is Boba..I think it might be a rooster. Everything is different about it. personallity, its crazy (hence the name. it means crazy in portagese) the color of it's feathers and the size. Is there anyway I can tell if it is a rooster or a hen or do I have to wait till it grows up?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    What breed is it? That matters when trying to sex chicks, sometimes. And if you could post a picture, that would help us help you.
     
  3. I will be able to post a picture but not tonight. It will have to be tommorow. and I don't think that i can tell u what breed it is. We got a mix of a couple. It was black as a baby but now as its growing its getting brown and red feathers. It;s very bright and beautyful.
     
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    This is it...now that I look at it I think its a hen but it is so much bigger and so different so maybe I'm wrong. [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Well, right now, in that photo, it looks like a pullet, but maybe if you're still not sure in a couple of weeks, post an updated picture.
     
  6. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

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    I think It looks like a pullet.
     
  7. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

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    My pullet at about 6 weeks looks like your chick. So would say pullet too.
     
  8. What does Pullet mean???[​IMG]
     
  9. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

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    Pullet is a hen or female.
     
  10. OH Ok thats what I thought but I wasn't sure.. Thank you.
     

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