Rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Keirae, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Keirae

    Keirae In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone, been a long time reader but felt it was time to join. I live in New Zealand. I've been a backyard chicken owner for a few years now, but recently acquired some new girls to my flock. This brown one has me perplexed. It's very dominant over the other girls, and I've convinced myself it's a rooster. Thought before I do anything else I should check with those in the know Any help/advise greatly appreciated! IMG_4579.JPG
     

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC!

    That's a rooster, you can tell by the shiny, curling tail feathers in the top picture.

    Another way you can tell is this:
    Saddle Feathers.jpg
     
  3. Keirae

    Keirae In the Brooder

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    I knew it! Thank you so much Sylvie for the very speedy reply. Time to regime this guy, I live in a small town where roosters are not permitted
     
  4. Tiana's chickens

    Tiana's chickens Songster

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    Yep it's a rooster alright!
     
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Definite cockerel
     
  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Yep, a cockerel!
     
  7. Swastik Choudhari

    Swastik Choudhari Songster

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    obvious rooster :frow
     
  8. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Cockerel
     
  9. Keirae

    Keirae In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. Have rehomed him to a friend who runs a free range chicken farm. So he will have his share of girlfriends. I've never had a rooster or experience with one before, so while I appreciate it is probably quite obvious to all of you I'm still learning and am thankful for the kind replies.
     
  10. Swastik Choudhari

    Swastik Choudhari Songster

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    If you could add a rooster to your flock..they are great addition..
     

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