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What gender is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by meaghanstuart, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. meaghanstuart

    meaghanstuart New Egg

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    I'm starting to question the gender of this chook, its starting to behave much like a rooster! It's 6 months old, it has raised tail and yesterday I found it on top of one of my other chooks[​IMG] holding it down and pecking at its neck
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    That is a hen - perhaps gender confused, but a hen nevertheless. [​IMG]
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a classic red sex link hen. Same sex birds can sometimes mount each other as a social dominance thing. I had a neutered male dog that would happily jump on other dogs--male, female, neutered or not. It's not a sexual thing, just an "I'm boss of you" thing.
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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  5. meaghanstuart

    meaghanstuart New Egg

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    Thank you everyone!
     
  6. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    hen for sure.
    Some dominant hens will mount others as a dominance thing, especially if there is no rooster present.
     
  7. meaghanstuart

    meaghanstuart New Egg

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    Is there anyway of stopping it from being so dominant?
     
  8. CMP1999

    CMP1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    no not really the only ting that i have found is to put rooster with them



    p.s. red sex link roos are manly white
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    you could try isilation for a week or si. Then when it comes back there hould be a new head hen that is hopefully nicer and if all goes rigt it should end up at the bottom of the pecking irder being "new", but if it is realky assertive it will go right back to the top. So most likley no but it is worth a shot
     
  10. meaghanstuart

    meaghanstuart New Egg

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    thankuou! I'll try it out and see what happens
     

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