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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:41 pm 
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Hello everyone,
Need help in sexing this beautifull young Pekin Batam, he or she is about 12 Month old acts like a rooster in everyway yet more experience breeders say it looks like hen so i decided to post the picture in the hope that some one in forum can help. :hmmm:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:50 pm 
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in what ways does it act like a rooster?




it does look like a hen. i suppose the proof in the the pudding is if you are getting fertile eggs :nail: :rofl: :aaargh: :rofl: :nail:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:07 pm 
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Just going by the size of the comb, wattle's and ear lobes, i would say a hen feathered cockerel :idea:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:43 pm 
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Yes ... does crow In fact most of the day finds food for the girls and also protects them... Now the rest of them are all hens and laying.

I have read that one in ten thousand could act act like rooster but in fact are hens..most probably the alpha hen..

I would like for more people to comment as to why this happens I have also seen on YouTube other hens that act like rooster and you can see them crowing....

The other question would be if I add a rooster will she go back to a normal hen look?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:53 pm 
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i had a dominant hen behaving like a rooster after all the roosters were removed ffrom the flock. she had rasied several batches of chicks and laid plenty of eggs before this happened.

i added a mature rooster to the flock, and, she became hen like in her behaviour again. after a season she had reduced wattles and comb, and her features were more hen like again,

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if youa re convinced its a hen give introducing a mature rooster a go.

as fowlslave suggests, it could also be a hen feathered rooster, and would be interesting to attract ruff's opinion.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:19 pm 
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Probably the surest way to find out is to set some egg's and see if they are fertile. :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:32 pm 
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This is a most interesting post I like to thank you both for your information Caladenia and Fowlslave .

I thought I add two interesting links as follows:

http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/sex ... ster-1530/

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5926030_hen-a ... oster.html

Claude


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:25 pm 
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I added two more photo to get a different vew, i hope this works..

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:18 pm 
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That's an interesting read on there.
Just as an aside, all blue wren's are born female and when the male either die's or is killed by something the alpha female change's sex to replace him, strange old world we live in eh :aaargh:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:56 am 
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Does it lay eggs??

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:28 am 
i think the main question is does it lay eggs?

i have hen feathered pekin roosters and theircombs are a little more developed than this.

if it were a rooster and mating the hens i do not think you would get fertile eggs as i feel they would all need trimming due to the wealth of feather.

i will get some photos of my hennies.

i think it is female and due to a hormonal change possibly due to having no rooster it has taken on male characteristics howevere this is only a guess. you need to observe. i have no idea what would happen if you introduced a rooster, she would most likely challange it but what then i have no idea.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:57 am 
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My mum had a pekin hooster - started out a hen (plenty of eggs etc) and when rooster died it grew wattles and a comb and started to crow. A couple of years later when a new rooster was adopted this hooster was rejected from the flock and she died this year as a lonely hooster. She stopped laying eggs when she changed and never changed back.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:55 pm 
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Thanks for all your comments, I have not seen this young Pekin lay any eggs at all.. I guess the only solution would be to do a DNA testing by either a feather or a drop of blood , I think it's about $25 charge and you'll get a true indication of the gender.

I guess the good thing that came of all this is I got the neighbours used to a so call rooster crow :D ..I can always tell the council that it is not a rooster but rather a hen , anyway thanks everyone ...it certainly has been interesting , cheers. M :claps:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:24 pm 
here is my last henny rooster for now (till some more hatch or become obvious):

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:26 pm 
and most of my hennies (not all) will fight as how the photo session was abruptly ended:

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