What gender is this bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hensPT, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. hensPT

    hensPT Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me if this is a hen or a roo?
    We bought it as a hen, and it looks like a hen to me, but it seems to be acting like a roo!
    Any help would be hugely appreciated :)
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  2. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    looks and sounds like a bossy hen [​IMG]
     
  4. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few of those [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I vote hen. Some hens will, as a show of domination, even mount other hens. This is normal and is part of their social structure. I have seen that done right in front of a rooster. The rooster just looked on as if nothing important was happening. Contrast that with another roo mating a hen- the roo rushes over to stop it.
     
  6. hensPT

    hensPT Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys! Great to know this is fairly normal behavior, as we thought it was a bit strange
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  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    its a hen
     

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