rooster or strange hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gma, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Gma

    Gma Out Of The Brooder

    What I thought was a barred rock hen has started crowing in the past week. It is about a year old now, how long does it take for roosters to mature and start acting like a rooster?
     
  2. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    how old is it?
     
  3. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo started crowing at about 12 weeks, so a year is a long time for it to start crowing. You'd know by now if it was a rooster. I've heard where a hen will take the place of a rooster and kind of crow. Does the comb have a single row?
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  4. Gma

    Gma Out Of The Brooder

    the bird is about 1 year old and yes, it does have a single comb.
    I will have to spend more time watching to see how it acts on a regular basis.
     
  5. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure all roosters have a triple row comb. So you probably have a hen that's taking on the rooster role. But I could be wrong....we'll see what others say.
     
  6. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chicken that I posted a picture and asked if it was a rooster and everyone said it was it hasnt started crowing yet but it has a single comb. a picture might help and maybe do it in the "What breed or gender is this?"
     

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