Transgender chicken???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GirlieChick, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. GirlieChick

    GirlieChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay I have a chicken who I thought was a hen the whole time. Well today I noticed that she has spurs going on her legs. She lays eggs and the rooster "does" her like he would. Lol
    She has a comb and wottle just like a rooster and I didnt think anything of it until I noticed shes growing spurs. Does anyone if its possible to have a transgender chicken???
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's fairly common for hens to grow spurs.
     
  3. GirlieChick

    GirlieChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it common for a hen to have a comb and wattle like a rooster though??
     
  4. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that crows!
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Depending on the breed, hens can have combs and wattles that grow quite large.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Andalusians, Leghorns, Anconas, Minorcas, Sex Links, even some Barred Rocks and Production Reds can have very large combs and waddles.

    And yes, hens can have spurs.
     
  7. GirlieChick

    GirlieChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I didnt know that! Thanks for the help. =]
     
  8. GirlieChick

    GirlieChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Her name is still Lady Gaga tho! Lol
     
  9. Fluffforager

    Fluffforager New Egg

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    We had a 10 year old Welsummer hen that laid very well throughout her egg-laying days. Those beautiful dark brown eggs. She was our only Welsummer, so we knew she was laying. At about 8 years old her comb and wattles started to grow. At about 9 she started to grow spurs. At 10, she started to crow an adolescent-like crow, very funny sounding, but definitely a crow. She died of old age when the weather started getting very cold. Here is a picture of when she was 1 and when she was 10.[​IMG]
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  10. AzaleaParkFarm

    AzaleaParkFarm New Egg

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    I have a Buff Laced Polish hen that looks exactly like the other two in every respect except she has a massive wattle... the other two don't have much of anything. I get lots of white eggs, I'm fairly sure she's laying... but this morning, I was woken up by crowing! She's over a year old now... it happens fairly often in the human world... something like 1 of of 100 births are non-binary. I think that my 'hen' is like this. She's just a bit of both. I just hope she can't fertilize the other hens. I doubt it, I haven't seen any hanky panky going on.. :) But it will be fun to see how she matures further.
     

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