Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sarim987, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Sarim987

    Sarim987 Hatching

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    Hello everybody. This is my first post. I was wondering if my chicken here is a rooster or a hen. I think it's a rooster but not sure. Any ideas?


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    For the last picture, it's the chicken on the right.
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! How old is he/she? Could you get a pic of his whole body?
     
  3. Sarim987

    Sarim987 Hatching

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    They are about 14 weeks as of now. Thanks for helping me!!
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  4. Sarim987

    Sarim987 Hatching

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    They are not crowing yet and this is the only one that has a crown a little bigger than the others.
     
  5. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Are they Rhode Island reds? My chickens are the same age! I had some RIR roos and they were a lot bigger. I think you just have a large pullet, but I'd watch her/him because some roos are late bloomers.
     
  6. Sarim987

    Sarim987 Hatching

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    Yes they are! Are my chickens smaller than usual? Im hoping it is a hen.
     
  7. lightchick

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  8. Aragon

    Aragon In the Brooder

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    At 14 weeks those combs and wattles are very red. My RIR girls are 16 weeks and their combs and wattles are not that red. I was led to believe that a hens comb and wattle goes red right before they start to lay. That being said the body structure and posture are not screaming roo to me. I think you have hens as well.

    This is a link to my chickens at a younger age. You can see the difference between the 3 Roos and 3 Hens. BTW we all were correct in our guesses of gender.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/887811/pullets-or-cockrells/10

    See Post #15 for my photos.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2014
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    I'd guess hen
     
  10. Sarim987

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    Thank you all for your replies! Do you think this chicken in particular will start laying soon? Maybe even before the others? Thanks.
     

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