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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeckyW50, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. BeckyW50

    BeckyW50 Hatching

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    Hi,
    I'm new here so I hope I'm doing this right. This is my first time owning chickens so I'm pretty clueless, but learning fast [​IMG]

    I have 6 chickens that I got January 14. I was told they were 5 wks old at that time, so that should make them all about 4 months old. I had thought I was getting all hens but one of the black ones is most definitely a rooster. Now I'm starting to worry that this one might be a rooster also. She/He isn't crowing yet but the feathers and tail have me concerned. I'd also like to know what breed she is. I was told she was an Americana. She's my favorite of all the chickens and the friendliest so I'm so hoping she's a hen. Thanks so much for any help!!!
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    its an easter egger cockerel
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    YUP.
     
  4. BeckyW50

    BeckyW50 Hatching

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    Oh! So bummed!!! I guess I'm definitely going to have to give the black rooster back to the farmer because I can't have 2 roosters with only 4 hens and 1 coop. Geesh!!! Here I thought I was going to have 6 egg layers and I'm now down to 4. I'm pretty sure the rest of them are girls (fingers crossed). Thanks for your help!
     
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    Sadly, I have to agree, Easter Egger cockerel [​IMG]
     
  6. bloom chicks

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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    The hackle and saddle feathers are a dead give away. :thumbsup
     

  8. BeckyW50

    BeckyW50 Hatching

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  9. BeckyW50

    BeckyW50 Hatching

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    Yep, like I said, I'm pretty clueless. Guess I should have realized that "she" was a "he" quite a while ago.
     

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