What Breed? Hen or Roo??

K_Nicholas

In the Brooder
Sep 10, 2019
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Hey everyone!
I am new to the page and I will be posting pictures when I get home this afternoon. I recently got a new “hen” she is almost the size of my rooster if not bigger but she has long tail feathers and is all black. Because of her size and feathers we feel like she is a rooster but are not sure. Has any every has a hen with long tail feathers??
 

cstephens1987

Crowing
Apr 25, 2019
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Carroll county, Maryland
Hey everyone!
I am new to the page and I will be posting pictures when I get home this afternoon. I recently got a new “hen” she is almost the size of my rooster if not bigger but she has long tail feathers and is all black. Because of her size and feathers we feel like she is a rooster but are not sure. Has any every has a hen with long tail feathers??
Welcome to BYC. I'll give more accurate assessment after pictures, but yes I've quite often seen juvenile pullets with what people think are male tail feathers simply because they haven't molted them yet.

Edit: re-read this and saw you specifically mentioned hen and size...not sounding promising
 

K_Nicholas

In the Brooder
Sep 10, 2019
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Welcome to BYC. I'll give more accurate assessment after pictures, but yes I've quite often seen juvenile pullets with what people think are male tail feathers simply because they haven't molted them yet.

Edit: re-read this and saw you specifically mentioned hen and size...not sounding promising
 

K_Nicholas

In the Brooder
Sep 10, 2019
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Thank y’all for the fast response! I’ll post a picture soon.

I recently brought home another rooster and my old rooster chases him around and doesn’t let him in the coop at night but this “hen” roost next to our old rooster and eats with them without any fuss is why I question “her” being a “him”
 

K_Nicholas

In the Brooder
Sep 10, 2019
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This is the hen and in one picture she is standing next to the rooster.
 

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