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Suspicious hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jennh, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. jennh

    jennh Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    I got a Jersey Giant chick from Meyer Hatchery this spring. Methinks "she", Jemima, is a "he". I have never had this breed before, and I know they get huge, but I have a sneaking suspicion this is a roo. [​IMG] Please tell me I'm wrong, 'cause I really wanted a hen [​IMG]

    Edited to add this chick was hatched April 11, and it is HUGE!!! Almost as big as my 4 yr old hens already [​IMG]




    Last edited: Jun 26, 2010
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The top feathers on the tail are starting to curve down, I think "It's a boy!"
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation 9 Years

    I think you are correct ..... Jemima is a boy.
  4. ninejw

    ninejw Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    ct ri border
    i have both a roo and hen of the same age and Jemima looks exactly like my roo...sorry!
  5. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Sorry, but it's a rooster. I agree with birdaholic on the tail feathers.
  6. crash0330

    crash0330 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    Mecca, CA
    My Coop
    Sorry but looks like a roo!
  7. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Yup, I see sickle feathers coming in. That's a cockerel and wow, he's going to be a B I G boy!
  8. jennh

    jennh Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    Thanks for all your imput! DARN, I was hoping I was wrong [​IMG]
    Now that we're sure he's a roo, does anybody have a Jersey Giant pullet for sale or trade?

  9. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Here's wat he'll look like in about 4 more months!
  10. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    El Dorado County, CA
    I have a BJG that hatched April 12. Here is a picture of her at 10 weeks and she has absolutely no waddle or comb. She also have petite legs and feet. We call her Mini because she is so small! Looks like you have a big boy!

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010

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