Sex Changes????

Rodeoclown1189

Songster
Sep 24, 2009
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East TN
has anyone ever had this happen to any of their poultry???

http://feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKChange.html

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catdaddyfro

Crowing
11 Years
Sep 16, 2009
3,806
235
311
Vernon Parish
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
 

S&SPoultryExchange

Songster
10 Years
Aug 3, 2009
107
1
111
Concord, NC
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.
 

Rainstorm

Songster
10 Years
May 25, 2009
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11
163
Lake Placid FLorida
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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!
 

saddina

Internally Deranged
10 Years
May 2, 2009
7,993
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Desert, CA
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.
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