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

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    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.

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    It is definitely a cockerel, sorry :(
     
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  3. Chicken Girl1

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    Not sure on breed but it is a definite cockerel.
     
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  4. donrae

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    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.
     
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  5. umotherclucker

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    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 Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    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.
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    For sure a Rooster, should start crowing around around 4 - 6 months :( Know the feeling, it's happened to me several times.
     
  8. donrae

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    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.....
     
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  9. umotherclucker

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    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!!




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