What gender is this chicken!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickengirl234, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. chickengirl234

    chickengirl234 Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright everyone, I have finally decided to ask the question I have been wondering about for a year. What gender is this he/she? My he/she is named Betsy and he/she is a New Hampshire. I always thought Betsy was a hen because he/she lays eggs. Around a year ago I began to get curious as to why my "hen" has spurs and a giant comb. My rooster does breed her. Is it possible to have a transgender chicken? Or is my Betsy just a weirdo?
     
  2. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The picture isn't working for me [​IMG]
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Ditto
     
  4. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No picture, but spurs do not always means rooster. Ive had a couple of hens that have had spurs, even my little silkie hen who raises many chicks had spurs, some just grow them. And depending on the breed, some hens can have big combs too
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If your bird lays eggs, it's a hen. Hatchery birds often have Leghorn or other production blood in their ancestry, giving larger combs. Spurs can be present in both genders, so that's not an issue. Your bird isn't transgender, just a hen.
     
  6. chickengirl234

    chickengirl234 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks everyone! I'm sorry I have been trying to attach a picture but it isn't working.
     
  7. Laurie3060

    Laurie3060 New Egg

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    yeah no pic, but if it has a large comb and wattle and spurs then it is proberbly a male,
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    lays eggs = hen
     

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