Sex Changes????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rodeoclown1189, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Rodeoclown1189

    Rodeoclown1189 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Chicky Mama

    Chicky Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a duck change to male mallard colors from girl.[​IMG]
     
  3. Rodeoclown1189

    Rodeoclown1189 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats crazy i wish i could have a chance to see this occur in one of my very old hens....
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Go ahead, poke my eyes out, I've seen it all now.
     
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  5. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    I have seen masculine acting hens and my mom had one that would crow. but never seen one change gender in appearance. I've heard that it is not uncommon for a hen to take on a leading roll like a rooster if there is a hen only flock but this is somthing else. Strange
     
  6. Highland Moongazer

    Highland Moongazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's super fascinating! Thanks for sharing. :c)
     
  7. Rodeoclown1189

    Rodeoclown1189 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else have any input an this?
     
  8. S&SPoultryExchange

    S&SPoultryExchange Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a large white rooster that for a year we thought was a hen. He is a year old and we just heard him crow for the first time, and he is just now getting spurs. Kinda crazy. Not sure on the breed to be honest. Might be a white rock.
     
  9. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I sure hope this happens to my mallard ducklings!! I ordered a Male mallard from Purelypoultry and it has grown female feathers! I hope it changes because all my other mallards are females LOL!
     
  10. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    In some birds, a female will have a malfunction in the ovary, the hormones go out of wack and it will take on a male role. Not exactly a sex change, but a change in behaviors. It's been a few years since I read the study while writing a paper on fowl and thier applications in lab work, so I don't remember if the hormones cause the change in ovary then in behaviour or if the ovary dies off first. [​IMG]
     

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