Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nkedfoodies, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. nkedfoodies

    nkedfoodies New Egg

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    Today I noticed two of our flock started crowing... but I have been told a hen can crow too if there is no roosters. How can I be sure they are both roosters?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. nkedfoodies

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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, those both look like cockerels.

    How old?

    A crowing hen is usually an older, dominant hen.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    You have two frizzle bantam Cochin roosters (or mixed Cochin as feet are not yellow).

    I'm guessing at about 3 months? or maybe 4 months? of age? Cochins telecast very early with large red combs for males. (You can see my bantam Cochins at 3 to 4 months of age in my byline pics below).

    Crowing hens are not that common and due to a hormonal imbalance usually at "henopause."

    Sometimes it kicks in with the dominant hen in a flock, but only because she is usually the oldest hen and hitting "henopause."

    LofMc
     
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  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Ooops....I removed those pics...here are my bantam Cochins pullets at 3 to 4 months of age. You can see the difference.

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    two very nice frizzled roos
     
  7. nkedfoodies

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    3-4 months I think... we got them late July early August about 1-2 weeks old.
     
  8. nkedfoodies

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    Thank you for your help.
     

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