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rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickensss, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. chickensss

    chickensss In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2014
    ok so I have 7 hens(we think), and 1 rooster(we think). so it's obvious that we have a rooster already, he has shiney feathers, huge comb, crowing, ect. but, my mom thing we have another rooster bc it's growing a larger comb faster than the other hens. so, I'm just asking some experts to prove my mom wrong! lol, pics below..

    so here's the hen(mom thinks is a rooster)

    and here's our rooster
  2. chickensss

    chickensss In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2014
    and btw they r about 4 1/2 months old
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Top pic...HEN
    Bottom pic...ROO
  4. ShockValue

    ShockValue Songster

    Jan 10, 2010
    West Sound, Washington
    Notice the shape of the feathers between the top pic and the bottom pic. Top pic (hen) has rounded hackle and saddle feathers. Bottom pic (roo) has longer pointy feathers in those areas.

    The hen is just maturing a bit faster than her sisters. My girls did much the same.

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