Rooster or Hen???

VespaGirl

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 2, 2012
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Hi there,

New to chickens. We currently have 12 chickens of different breeds. We have one (Aurora) which my husband thinks is a Rhode Island Red who I think could be a rooster. She (he) does crow sometimes, is really bossy and has started to terrorize my poor dog. But she doesn't have spurs or a big comb but that could come later?? She (he) comes down from the yard to the patio when the dog is out and pecks his butt. It is kinda funny but my poor cocker spaniel doesn't find any humor in it. Weird thing is she (he) never messes with my goats. Guess she knows the dog is a big "chicken". She is going on 5 months old now. I will put some pics up if someone could please shed some light on this for me it would be great. My 3 year old loves her and named her Aurora but after she pecked her a few times had since renamed her Aurora the biter. Anyway.....Help!!




 

patty12

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Jan 24, 2011
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Rooster do you see the red streamer feather on eack side of his black tail feathers?ure sign of rooster.
 

BantyChickenLuv

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Feb 26, 2012
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Oregon
Hi there,

New to chickens. We currently have 12 chickens of different breeds. We have one (Aurora) which my husband thinks is a Rhode Island Red who I think could be a rooster. She (he) does crow sometimes, is really bossy and has started to terrorize my poor dog. But she doesn't have spurs or a big comb but that could come later?? She (he) comes down from the yard to the patio when the dog is out and pecks his butt. It is kinda funny but my poor cocker spaniel doesn't find any humor in it. Weird thing is she (he) never messes with my goats. Guess she knows the dog is a big "chicken". She is going on 5 months old now. I will put some pics up if someone could please shed some light on this for me it would be great. My 3 year old loves her and named her Aurora but after she pecked her a few times had since renamed her Aurora the biter. Anyway.....Help!!




That is definetly a roo. Not a Rhode Island Red though, looks like a Golden Laced Wyandotte, which is why there isn't much comb. He's very pretty though.
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donrae

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Yep, gold laced wyandotte. That type of comb is called a rose comb, he'll never get the big straight comb like a rhode island would. Some roos don't get spurs until they're older. Crowing and those saddle feathers are the sure signs!

Reading that he's pecked your daughter raises a flag to me for keeping him. No child should be terrorized by an animal so if it continues to be an issue please get rid of the rooster.
 

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