We thought it was a she???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aquabum, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. aquabum

    aquabum Chirping

    Jul 12, 2017
    Well, I got three new additions not long ago and they all looked like hens to me!!!

    Well our Izzy (Isa Brown mix) is now showing some very pointed saddle feathers and started hopping on the backs of our older hens last week. So is our she really a he?

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  2. Welshies

    Welshies Crowing

    May 8, 2016
    Alberta, Canada
    That looks like a rooster to me.
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  3. Abriana

    Abriana Psalm 46:5

    Me too, very pretty boy!
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Yep that's a cockerel. No doubt about it.
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  5. 8 Chicks 1967

    8 Chicks 1967 Songster

    Oct 18, 2017
    Morganton North Carolina
    Yep, Cockerel. I would bet Gray Farms on it!:lau
  6. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

    Jun 9, 2017
    N.W. Missouri
    Cockerel. You might want to post pictures of the others too?
  7. aquabum

    aquabum Chirping

    Jul 12, 2017
    The other two are definitely pullets/hens. I'm sure of them. This one surprised us all. Looked like all the other hens until he started sprouting the pointed saddle feathers and neck feathers and his tail started to get a little bigger than the others.
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    cockerel - sorry
  9. aquabum

    aquabum Chirping

    Jul 12, 2017
    Not sorry here! I wanted a Roo! My wife, not so much. We are going to see how he does. He gets picked on by my older hens and pals around with the two other hens his age. What's funny is he's already trying to sneak up behind the older hens and mount them. It's funny to watch him. It's like my toddler trying to sneak up on me. He hardly succeeds and they usually turn around and run him off. Other times he succeeds in the initial pounce. But they are having non of it.

    So far, he's nice and will let me pet him and friendly! He's starting to get up on a perch and trying to find his voice. But it's not there.

    But what I find amazing is that the hens that were getting pecked before he showed up magically stopped and things between the other hens are settling down! And he's just a young one and not doing much. But I guess the other hens know a new man is in town. Here are pictures of the three when I got them. Road Island Red, White Orpington, and the subject Isa Brown.

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