What gender is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by michaelasuder, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. michaelasuder

    michaelasuder New Egg

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    So I got a new young chicken from my uncle. I was told it was a hen and never saw the chicken up close until I got it home. (It was in a crate.) It has greenish tail feathers, and is HUUUUGE compared to my others. I have a Delaware hen and three that I think are mixed with a kind called High Line Brown. I think this one is a RIR. The bird is not aggressive towards people, or overly aggressive towards the hens, although it did try to fight my one hen at first and pecks the others now and then. It crows, but it's not extremely loud, it has a large comb, but doesn't have spurs. If it's a rooster I have to get rid of it. I'm not allowed to keep them. Help!?[​IMG]
     
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  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Is your uncle normally a practical joker????

    It crows, has rooster comb, rooster hackles and rooster tail feathers which part did he think made it a hen?? I'm sorry but nobody gives away a crowing bird and doesn't know its a rooster.
     
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  3. michaelasuder

    michaelasuder New Egg

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    Ummm not normally. I think he honestly thinks it's a hen.
     
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  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    He is a good looking and healthy Chicken ....
    Maybe after you new hen is finished crowing
    he will lay an egg for you too [​IMG]
    So are you keeping your new hen who looks
    to have ROOSTER TAIL FEATHERS ???????


    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Boy. Sickle feathers visible in the tail.
     
  6. michaelasuder

    michaelasuder New Egg

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    Ok you don't have to make fun of me. I honestly did not know. That's why I came here.
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Oh I was giggling so hard I almost forgot to say [​IMG]
    and enjoy the Holladay's [​IMG].....
    Is your Uncle expecting chicken for dinner on his visit ...

    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  8. michaelasuder

    michaelasuder New Egg

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    Well it JUST started crowing. I asked him and he said he didn't know.
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Oh I am sorry and do deeply apologize I did not intend to hurt your feelings !!!!!!!
    As I am sure you are young and unaware and were really asking advice and
    not showing us all what a corrector you Uncle is .......

    So yes you have a nice young Rooster there, and he looks very nice .......


    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  10. michaelasuder

    michaelasuder New Egg

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    Ok so does anyone know for sure what kind he is? I'm thinking RIR, but I don't know many breeds. [​IMG]
     

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