Rooster or Hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rainy day, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. rainy day

    rainy day Out Of The Brooder

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    So my hens wanted to sit on the eggs so I thought what the heck. About three weeks or so later There was two baby chicks. One later died. Now I have noticed that the others are starting to chase the new one away. So I am wondering if its a rooster? I don't know how to tell? So I'm asking for help here and any ideas?
     
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  2. Briggadane

    Briggadane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Undoubtedly a rooster. Is he not crowing yet?
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The bird in your profile pic? Yeah, that's a rooster. Males are usually bright red in the comb by 10 weeks old. He's also got male specific coloring, with dark red on the shoulders/wings and a solid black chest. Then there are the long, flowing, Fabio-style neck feathers, and the long, thin back feathers. Those are called hackle and saddle feathers, and are specific to males.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I agree.
     
  5. rainy day

    rainy day Out Of The Brooder

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    You guys are all way to smart. No he's not cowing yet. He does look like the rooster. Thanks all!
     

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