Rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by caku, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. caku

    caku Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought several chicks this spring at the local feed store, all were supposed to be hens. They are now about 20 weeks or so. We had a rooster before these chicks, and the main flock stays with him. I'd say like 14 hens hang with the older rooster. This chicken hangs out in a smaller flock of 4 hens, is larger than the others of same breed and age, and has been seen mounting them. But there are no spurs, and no crowing. Is this a rooster also (the dark, reddish one)? We have plenty of space for another rooster, and if it is a hen, well, we accept her for what she is. [​IMG]
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  2. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the forum! You got yourself a boy, expect crowing to start soon! [​IMG]
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    rooster
     
  4. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel.
     
  5. caku

    caku Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! And I saw my original title was edited, but I only used that term because I've seen it used on other forums. Sorry!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup, thats a male!
     
  7. ray24

    ray24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff brahma rooster.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Brahmas are slower to mature, they often don't crow until closer to a year old. Plus, they're pretty docile and tend to yield to an older roo of a different breed, from what I've seen folks post here. So, the presence of the older roo may keep your boy from crowing for quite a while.
     

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