Rooster or Hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by blossomfarmgal, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. blossomfarmgal

    blossomfarmgal New Egg

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    Hi all - can anyone tell if this is a hen or rooster? This is our newest addition to the chicken fam and we just aren't sure..anyone with experience know how to tell for sure? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    :welcome! He's a pretty cockerel :)
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2x
     
  4. blossomfarmgal

    blossomfarmgal New Egg

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    Are there certain features that you can tell from this picture? Thanks !
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Look at the feathers on the back. Now, compare those feathers to the hens in the back of the picture. Notice anything a bit different? He is just starting to get his male specific hackle and saddle feathers. They are the long, thin, pointed feathers that roosters have on the back and neck.
     
  6. blossomfarmgal

    blossomfarmgal New Egg

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    I do see a huge difference now Thankyou.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Right! Once someone points out exactly what is different, and you have something to compare to, it becomes obvious. And you wonder how you ever missed seeing it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2016
  8. blossomfarmgal

    blossomfarmgal New Egg

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    What hilarious timing.... He just started trying to crow
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    handsome cockerel
     

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