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The age old question of Hen or Roo! - Thank you in advance

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LouNeo, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. LouNeo

    LouNeo Just Hatched

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    This one is about 4 months old. I believe it is an Araucana but im still confused on the Araucana/Americana/EE deal. Anyhow we need to cull our flock a bit and if this is a Roo he is going to be lucky enough to be rehomed where there are less neighbors.

    Thoughts? It hasnt been handled too much recently so it was a bit of a handful to photograph with 1 hand :) Others of the same age that we have, have a more pronounced comb already at the same age. Also why are you thinking 1 or the other (I have a couple others I need to educated guess at).

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  2. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me :)
     
  3. LouNeo

    LouNeo Just Hatched

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    Im reading through some other posts now as well to try and find more info about them. I was leaning more towards hen, I was just hoping to figure out more on how to tell with these guys. Im doing some more searching now :) Thank you!
     
  4. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome. Cockerels' combs redden at 3-8 weeks and hens' combs redden a little while before they lay, I believe. :)
     
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