Rooster or hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by desertlea, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. desertlea

    desertlea Just Hatched

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    We found a red hen on our property that had hatched 15 chicks. We figure they were maybe 2 days old when we rescued them. They are now 3 months old and 3 are definite roosters. Not sure about this one though. Started out as a runt, but now has large comb and wattle. It doesn't crow and it's tail feathers are round at the ends and straight. It has been fighting with one of the obvious roos since they were a few weeks old. It perplexes me.[​IMG]
     
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  2. desertlea

    desertlea Just Hatched

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    This is 1 month ago.[​IMG]
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    A current standing side shot would help, but a comb that large at 3 months would be a rooster.
     
  4. desertlea

    desertlea Just Hatched

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    Thanks. Was looking for a side shot in my phone, but didn't have one. Will take one tomorrow. We thought it was a rooster. Not making any rooster noises yet.
     
  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A comb that large at both ages is a cockerel.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  7. CP Chicken

    CP Chicken Crazy about Turkens

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    I'm almost certain it is a cockerel
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  9. desertlea

    desertlea Just Hatched

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    Here are better pictures. It's tail is like my hens. Nothing like the 2 I know are roosters. Thanks for any input. I am really perplexed.[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  10. desertlea

    desertlea Just Hatched

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