Still not Sure...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DragonHorseMan, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. DragonHorseMan

    DragonHorseMan Out Of The Brooder

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    After 5 months, I am still not sure if this Rhode Island Red [with black tail feathers] is a male or female. When I got the pair I was told that one was male and the other female. However after 5 months his tail feathers are not lengthening, the comb is only slightly more developed, has no spur, does not crow, but is the dominant chicken in the yard. Some of my friends say its a hen, but I still don't know! Argh!
    [​IMG]Nice looking comb...

    [​IMG]Saddle feathers not particularly pointy looking

    [​IMG]The other RIR is a hen, and this black Hen...don't know the breed.

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    [​IMG]I am having a gender crisis!! Hahaha!
     
  2. AprilsFrizzles

    AprilsFrizzles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me! We have some hens with bigger combs like that.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a pullet all the way
     
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I agree looks female to me.
     
  5. DragonHorseMan

    DragonHorseMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it true that if you don't have a Cock in the Flock, some Hens display Male traits, like raising hackle feathers to the other hens? When I approach the hen, she occasionally stoops, 'he' doesn't, instead he flaps his wings. Hmmm...Curiouser and curiouser.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I got silkie hens who will kick the silkie roosters butt, much less any one elses but yours look like hens
     
  7. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, some hens will do this whether or not there is a rooster in the flock!
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's a henny penny. Some are just sassier than others. Part of what makes owning chickens so fun is the personalities, imo!
     

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