Rooster with no spurs or crowing hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by countrymel, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. countrymel

    countrymel New Egg

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    I am quite new to the world of raising chickens. I have 5 chickens which I am told are Plymouth rocks. One of the chickens is much larger than the rest, has yellow legs (but no spurs) longer tail feathers and has a longer neck. It is about 5 months old and this morning started to crow. I am not allowed to keep a rooster where I live, but do not want to get rid of a hen needlessly.
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  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Sorry for the bad news, but that's a rooster. See how the white is the more dominant color? Very little black wash down the legs and crowing? It's a roo. The spurs often don't develop until about a year.

    But welcome to BYC anyway! [​IMG]
     
  3. HenPen

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    I 2nd that...
     
  4. donrae

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  5. countrymel

    countrymel New Egg

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    Thank you for your help. Now I can get rid of it in good conscience. What a shame [​IMG] I really do fall in love with all of my chickens.
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Barred Rocks are wonderful birds, but find him a good home and be happy with that! He's quite handsome.
     
  7. jtr

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