what gender is my chicken?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mlpope89, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. mlpope89

    mlpope89 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a SLW that was given to me by a friend.I can't tell if it's a roster or a hen. I have had her for 5 months. I thought there would be some signs by now to indicate what it is. There hasnt been any extra eggs in the coop, no crows, or spurs. I'm curious to find out what gender it is to know what to order for this spring. Thank you´┐╝!
     
  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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  4. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Things to look for in a roo are long, flowing hackle (neck) and saddle feathers, sickle feathers around the tail, obviously larger combs and wattles and of course the spurs and the crow. Keep in mind that laying age for hens is anywhere from 6-9 months, give or take a few, so if it is a pullet, five months is still pretty young. If it's a roo, some of the signs should be noticeable by now. If you still can't tell, post a picture! [​IMG]
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    It is ever a good idea to go by spurs, as both hens and rooster can get them
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    We'll need pictures to tell for sure.
     
  7. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's correct! Now that you say that, one of my friend's game cross hens has half inch long spurs. Thought it was a roo for the longest time until she laid an egg. Should've put that earlier, but I just remembered.[​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  9. mlpope89

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    She was almost full grown when I got her
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014
  10. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a female.
     

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