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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:06 pm 
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Hi, I thought we had a Isa Brown cross hen but she has been seen doing very strange things to the bantam hen.
She is about 19 weeks. Does this look like a hen or a rooster? :|

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:33 pm 
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I agree that she is a pullet.

Dominant hens will sometimes mount others - I guess you saw her doing this...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:52 pm 
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Female for sure

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:00 pm 
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expect her to donate an egg or two.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:24 pm 
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yeah she definately looks to be a lovely young girl.
She looks very healthy and happy :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:29 pm 
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I am obviously wrong as I am hopeless at judgeing sex in chickens. BUT I have seen some nice young RIR Cockerals with those tail feathers at about that age. So I would have said rooster, but judging by the percentage of the opinions, It must be a girl.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:15 pm 
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That tail is odd, I know what you mean Huney. I have tried to have a look, but can't see any sickle feathers. The shape is round and girly looking.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:27 pm 
don't look at the tail!!!!!!! :!:

you look for the side hangers and hackle, the bright shiney long feathers. at this size she should be showing them if she were a rooster and she is not. there is only one reason if she was a he and not showing these secondary feathers it would mean he was hen feathered. however i can assure hen feathered rooster or not you would not be looking at those 2 little pathetic feathers out of her tail.

you should be getting winter eggs out of her.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Great thanks so much. I thought 3 hatched chicks turning into 3 hens was too lucky to be true but I did get lucky and it looks like I will have a layer in about a month or so. It was good to check though. :oops:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:20 pm 
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Definatly pullet. She'll give you some nice eggs, come winter time.

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