Supposedly a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by treasurewood, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. treasurewood

    treasurewood Out Of The Brooder

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    I am guessing we have a rooster on our hands here... we bought "her" as a hen a few weeks ago but since then it has grown a big comb and fancy tail feathers are appearing.

    This "hen" was *very* different to the other roosters in the same clutch which had enormous long wattles and combs so huge that they flopped over and a very big fancy tail... was this one just a suppressed male who has now come out of the closet? :-D

    It certainly crows!!

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  2. treasurewood

    treasurewood Out Of The Brooder

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    A better photo :)

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  3. treasurewood

    treasurewood Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, and what breed is he please... the breeder told me but I can't remember! :-D
     
  4. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definately a boy. Looks like a New Hampshire but I could be wrong.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a rooster and looks like a mix
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed. Not a New Hampshire, they wouldn't have the green hackles.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree that is a mixed breed rooster. If you paid for a hen, you need to contact the seller and get a refund.

    Some birds just develop slower than others, like people. He just took a little longer to come into his own is all.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a mixed breed rooster.
     
  9. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I agree if you paid for a hen you should absolutely contact the seller and maybe they will refund or exchange for the hen you wanted.
     
  10. KieksterChicken

    KieksterChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% roo. Even with not much tail to give you a clue you can tell by the long luxuriant Fabioesque saddle feathers he is growing. He is very pretty. Sorry I can't help you on breed except to say he is not a New Hampshire, an Easter Egger or any of the crested breeds..lol.
     

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