Rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by Emiliep40, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Emiliep40

    Emiliep40 New Member

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    I’m a new chicken owner! Probably going to ask a lot of questions haha! My first question... is this brown/white one a rooster or a hen? My friend that raises them and sold me them just saw a picture and said she might be a he!! So just trying to get a idea! They are about 4 months old![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Your friend could be right. But to play it safe I'll holler at a couple of people that are better at sexing young birds than I am.

    And welcome to the forum. Ask away, it's why this forum exists to help each other.
     

  3. mitzy123point

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    Welcome to the forum! Looks like a beautiful rooster to me
     
  4. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Definitely a rooster
     
  5. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    The round neck feathers though look hen. What kind of chicken Is this?
     
  6. Emiliep40

    Emiliep40 New Member

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    It was a barn yard mix she had found after her breeding so don’t for sure know!
     
  7. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Even though I don't do well sexing these guys, I did see the neck feathers. But those extra long legs and feather development in the tail area made me think male. What I also questioned was comb color.
     
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  8. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Barn mixes are the worst until they get to a older age lol. With the rounded neck feathers I'd lean to hen,but with the height and tail and size rooster like I said earlier. The coloring is flashy like a rooster though.
     
  9. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The comb says hen to me but the tail does look a little roo-ish. we may have to wait and see