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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Water Under the Bridge 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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