SnoresLikeBear

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This chicken was purchased from TSC, as an Asian Black Chicken, in mid March. From what I have read, it will transition to all black with iridescent blue and green.

Until this it's been a fairly calm and quiet chicken. Now the crowing has begun. So I'm trying to figure out if it's a rooster or a hen that has assumed the role.
 

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Trisseh

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Looks male to me. The pointy hackle and saddle feathers, the huge comb and wattles... I don’t know much about Asian blacks either but I’d be leaning away from it actually being one... that’s a lot of mature feathering for a bird that’s supposed to be black with iridescence... looks like a sex link to me.
 

Acre4Me

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Pretty impressive comb and wattles for the age. In addition there appears to be male saddle feathers towards the tail. Male is my guess.
 

SnoresLikeBear

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Looks male to me. The pointy hackle and saddle feathers, the huge comb and wattles... I don’t know much about Asian blacks either but I’d be leaning away from it actually being one... that’s a lot of mature feathering for a bird that’s supposed to be black with iridescence... looks like a sex link to me.
It's tail feathers and others in random locations have turned black.
 

Trisseh

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It's tail feathers and others in random locations have turned black.
Yes, I saw in his hackles too. He’s gorgeous, I just don’t necessarily think he’s what he’s supposed to be. :)
I was just reading a couple of the hatchery descriptions, they’re supposed to have greenish gray legs too. I didn’t see anywhere that they’re supposed to be barred in any way, they’ve got langshan in their background which explains the iridescent black feathers, but I guess because they’re actually a hybrid they could turn out looking like pretty well anything. :)

With it being as young as it is, I highly doubt that it’s a crowing hen. They’re not as common as some would lead you to believe. :)
 

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