1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

We were told this was a hen as a chick and a white plymouth rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by umotherclucker, May 20, 2016.

  1. umotherclucker

    umotherclucker Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    29
    Mar 8, 2016
    long island ny
    13 weeks old and everyone seems to say this is a rooster we were told it was a hen as a chick and white plymouth rock. It has white legs. Someone said white orpington rooster. When would it crow if its not a hen??? Its also starting to get alot of yellow in its feathers. Used to be all white.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

    11,189
    4,229
    466
    Mar 27, 2012
    Vermont
    My Coop
    It is definitely a cockerel, sorry :(
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

    11,317
    2,318
    396
    Mar 3, 2015
    Virginia
    Not sure on breed but it is a definite cockerel.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,522
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Agree that's a cockerel.

    Not positive on breed, but not a Rock with those white legs. Orpingtons do have white legs, but the body shape is all wrong for an Orp.
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. umotherclucker

    umotherclucker Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    29
    Mar 8, 2016
    long island ny
    Do you when he would crow? They are 13 weeks.. When would it be definitive? Frustrating because we have grown attached to them all but we are not allowed to keep a rooster where we are :/
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

    11,189
    4,229
    466
    Mar 27, 2012
    Vermont
    My Coop

    When would it be definitive that he's a cockerel? Now. His comb and wattle growth and his hackle and saddle feathers prove that he is a rooster. Hens don't get hackle and saddle feathers like he has. He might not crow until 6 months, or he could start any time, there's really no set time that a rooster starts crowing.
     
    2 people like this.
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,873
    326
    236
    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    For sure a Rooster, should start crowing around around 4 - 6 months :( Know the feeling, it's happened to me several times.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,522
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Agree with this. No chance that's a hen, sorry. He could crow tomorrow, he could wait until 7 months. If you can't keep a rooster, it would be best to start looking for a home for him now. It may take a while.....
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. umotherclucker

    umotherclucker Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    29
    Mar 8, 2016
    long island ny
    What do you think about this one. We were told its a white rock hen. Also 13 weeks old. This one does have yellow legs. Please dont be a rooster. This one is my favorite. It has such a great personality and loves to be pet, we never knew chickens have such individual personalities its so amazing!!




    [​IMG]
     
  10. umotherclucker

    umotherclucker Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    29
    Mar 8, 2016
    long island ny
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by