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young hen, but its fighting w/cockerel? looks like 2 genders?what?help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brandon97, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey its brandon,
    im confused!
    will a silkie hen chest-bump/fight with a silkie cockerel??
    i think s/hes a hen, pompom crest, a lot of saddle feathers covering the tail feathering (which is short and neat), making hen sounds, but she has longer legs than the other hens has a bigger body shape, alike the cockerels, but she holds herself like a hen,
    and now ive found 'her' chest bump fighting a cockerel??!!?!?!?
    confused.com! somebody please help!
    thanks in advance..
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  2. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will post pics later, gunna go take some now
     
  3. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody???????i need need need need need need need help!! [​IMG]
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Pictures???
     
  5. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    If she's a dominant hen in the flock, she might boss around a junior rooster.
     
  6. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not a very good pic, makes its crest look less pompom ish

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    with the hens

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    with a slightly older drake

    sorry that the pics are not good for what you are trying to do, but its pouring down with rain, hail-stoning and thundering!
    will try and get some better ones tommorow
     
  7. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody????
     
  8. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have an older hen that bosses around our young roo all the time. She chases him away from food, if he is doing his thing, she comes running over and scares him away. I feel that it is entirely possible for a poullet to chest bump a cockeral.
     
  9. KaitlynChick55

    KaitlynChick55 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a roo that is new at being sexually mature, and when he goes after the hens, they don't seem to happy about it, and fight with him [​IMG]
     
  10. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems like all of my hens have no problem about bossing around the young roos. And one Hen that even tells Zues where to step off. LOL But she is Huge and not very femine either, Zues has learned if Miss Dumplin doesnt want to be bothered with him to just walk away otherwise the fight is on. And He is a lover not a fighter.[​IMG]
     

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