Rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CherriesBrood, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Hi, I hatched 3 baby chicks about 3 months ago, two of them im positive are females, but the third im very suspicious of because well he/she looks like this........

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the light barring and large, bright red wattles at 3 months, your suspicions are well founded. He is a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    That is really looking like a cock to me.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  5. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Ok, thank you everyone, it does to me to im only supicious because we've had chicks look like that before but then have turned out to be hens.
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Agreed. Sorry.
     
  7. Pyrex

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    Likely a rooster, but could be a hen as well. I have a six-month old hen that looks absolutely identical to that one, I swear, it's almost literally a clone of your bird. I used to think she was a rooster too at around 3 months. This breed might be a bit confusing.

    Speaking of which, I don't want to go too off topic, but what breed is that?
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    X2? You are right, I've had a few that I was sure were roosters, that turned out to be pullets.
    This pullet for example I was considering keeping as a breeding rooster:
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    There's always the chance that ''he'' may actually be a ''she'' [​IMG]
     
  9. Wyandottes7

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    Looks like a rooster for sure.
     
  10. Pyrex

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    That's being a large issue with my 19 6-month old birds, I'm still uncertain about the gender of some. Some are very pretty, hopefully they are males that can keep the lineage going :)

    And really nice hen, what's her age?
     

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