Rooster or Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SlowRiverFarms, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. SlowRiverFarms

    SlowRiverFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, I have two silver laced Wyandottes that should be female, but have decided to start crowing and being aggressive with the other birds. They are 5 months old now. I believe they are really Roos, but my wife is convinced otherwise. They have no spurs, but their comb is a bit larger than the other birds (including Wyandottes) that are at the same age. They do not try to mount the other birds.

    I have a few pics of one at https://picasaweb.google.com/ourpix...authkey=Gv1sRgCLul54zcua_i4gE&feat=directlink. The other one is the same, except no tail feathers. No matter what I have to find them a good home because we can't have crowing going on.

    But I sure am curious - what do you think?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    So sorry but they are roosters.......Beautiful though....
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crowing= male.

    White splash across back= male.

    Big comb and wattles= male.

    Saddle feathers= male.

    Outcome= WITHOUT A DOUBT males.

    I also don't think that is a Wyandotte. I think it's an Easter Egger rooster.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  4. SlowRiverFarms

    SlowRiverFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the responses. Now that I have looked up a few Aracuana Roosters online, I think I would agree they are "Easter Eggers" and not Wyandottes. I am more convinced they are male, and my wife has changed her mind [​IMG]
     

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