to be a rooster?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GenaM, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. GenaM

    GenaM New Egg

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    Hello all!
    I'm new to chickens and BYC but very excited to be here... We have 7 chickens that are just over 5 months old and one just started laying eggs. We know we have 1 rooster and we think 2. We found this one (Silvie) laying on an egg. He is a rooster, right? Thanks! ![​IMG]
     
  2. cmchickens

    cmchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!

    That one in front is a hen. Big comb, but her saddle feathers are nice and round.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    The bird in front is definitely a hen. True, her comb is really big, but that is common for Mediterranean-type hens like her breed (Blue Andalusian). Her feathering is hennish, as well.

    Feel free to ask any other questions you have. We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  4. GenaM

    GenaM New Egg

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    Oh that's so good to hear... I didn't even know her breed. Thanks for the information. I feel more informed now...
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    The bird in the front part of the photo is a hen. She's a Blue Andalusian, which naturally have large combs and wattles. The one behind her is a rooster, in case you didn't know that yet. [​IMG]
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Very pretty bird! Yes, not seeing any long hackle or saddle feathers. I agree....SHE is gorgeous!
     
  7. GenaM

    GenaM New Egg

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    Thanks for your feedback. .. yes, Scrappy has made his rooster sounds known...
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad to say a bird IS a hen for a change and NOT a rooster. Welcome to BYC
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
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