That's Weird....... Help Please?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ratzy, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Ratzy

    Ratzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay.... I just came back from overseas and I find that my silver-laced wyandotte 'hen' is now a roo.
    'She' was six months old and people on here told me she was a hen. Now 'she' is 9 months old and looks like this.
    http://www.google.com.au/imgres?img...&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:32&biw=1024&bih=587
    Used to look like this.
    [​IMG]
    So now I'm confused and have 2 roos and 4 hens, which isn't good, is it?
    I am very attached to my boys, don't really want to rehome either. They don't fight or anything yet, they are inseparable.

    Advice?
     
  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Have they been together their whole lives? If so, you might be able to keep them together. It is sort of a wait and see process. You wait to see if they start fighting for dominance. I have 2 roos and put a divider in the run and have two coops so that they can have their own harem, but in the afternoons everyone free ranges together.
    I hope that is helpful... [​IMG]
     
  3. Ratzy

    Ratzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they were raised together in my bedroom from day-olds lol.
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Sometimes one is a late bloomer. If they've been together this long, you have the best shot at them continuing to get along (i'm sure by now the alpha roo knows his date's not a girl [​IMG] .
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Is it crowing?? Otherwise from the picture I can't see that it is a rooster. Does it have a rooster tail?
     
  6. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
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    Quote:did you look at the first link? This pic is definitely a rooster:

    [​IMG]

    the 2nd pic is what it looked like at 6 months.
     
  7. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I have 3 roosters (23 hens) and the boys don't fight. Pecking order established as youngsters growing up together. TOp rooster is established and no-one questions his authority. THerefore, no fighting. These 3 grew up together from day one.

    You're boys may never fight; just watch the hens for overuse. Hens may need a saddle thing to protect their back or separate boys into their own pen.

    GL
     
  8. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You said you were deployed? Did a well meaning family member have an accident and make a quick replacement? That is an odd one!
     
  9. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Im thinking the same thing. Mainly because the feathers on each picture are completely different! [​IMG]
     
  10. liz allen

    liz allen Out Of The Brooder

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    It doesn't look like the same bird in both pictures to me either. Not quiet the same as swapping a goldfish or a hampster [​IMG]
     

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