Well, this sweet little bundle now looks like this:
And we’re not sure if she’s really a “she” or a “he”. In fact, we’ve been so confused this last month, that my husband has taken to calling it “Pat”.
Here are our reasons why we think she’s a hen:
- She was sold as a sexed pullet when we got her.
- She isn’t noticeably bigger than the other hens.
- She doesn’t crow.
- Her feathers aren’t the obvious dark green on the tail end and around her neck.
- She doesn’t stand as vertically as most roosters I’ve seen.
Here are our reasons why we think she might be a rooster:
- “He” hasn’t laid any eggs yet. And with such a developed comb and wattle, we thought “she’d” be the first.
- “He” is starting to aggressively grab Dottie by the neck – she usually gets away quickly so we’ve never seen a mount.
- Just look at the tail feathers that might be beginning to curve over.
- “He” has quite a pronounced comb and wattle.
- “He” isn’t as friendly as the other hens.
If you want to weigh in, check out these pictures I grabbed below and let me know what you think in the comments section!