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What gender is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CozyFanatic, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. CozyFanatic

    CozyFanatic Out Of The Brooder

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    This chicken is about 4 months old and I'm not sure if it's a roo or a pullet. It has no feathers like a rooster, but it doesn't look like a hen either! Oh, and it was hatched from an Old English Bantam egg I ordered from eBay.
    Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Would vote that's a young cockerel, he is just starting to get in those dark orange feathers coming in on his shoulders and saddle.
     
  3. CozyFanatic

    CozyFanatic Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome, thank you! I need him to be a "he" cause I have 3 little hens and no rooster! Thanks to a darn hawk!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a Crele Old English Game cockerel.
     
  6. CozyFanatic

    CozyFanatic Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, he's a cockerel alright! He crowed for the first time 3 days ago! And also today when I put another bantam rooster in the pen with him and the 4 hens, he attacked this rooster just like a storm! I had to put the other rooster inside a small cage/fence and put him a bed/bucket in there and I'm going to let him stay in there till they get used to him. Hope they do...cause I have two little Mille Fleur hens who both attacked him! No one was hurt though....thank goodness!

    Thanks for all your replies, everyone! [​IMG]
     

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