Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Rooster or Hen

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    38

    Default Rooster or Hen

    Hen or Rooster

    20181225_100524.jpg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    38

    Default

    No spurs and smaller20181225_100513.jpg.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    38

    Default

    The whole bird.20181225_100504.jpg

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Minnesoooota
    Posts
    2,619

    Default

    I say late hatch rooster.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    856

    Default

    My guess would be a hen. Could be the equivalent of a bearded hen turkey, just a genetic or hormone imbalance. Strong looking hen body with somewhat rooster head.
    River - 3 yr old English Setter
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Bella - 5 yr old Brittany
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Ellie - 6 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 12/30/2005 -- 10/13/2017
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Minnesoooota
    Posts
    2,619

    Default

    To me the only thing on the head and body that resembles a hen is the wing. Everything else says "Rooster" , e.g (white ring on the neck, dark head, breast feathers and tail feathers). The lack of a spur is also interesting though.... androgynous ????

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    20 miles south of Ft. Worth, Tx
    Posts
    382

    Default

    +1 on what bird shooter said

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    38

    Default

    It was shot today (Christmas) in ND - way past the point in the season when I might normally see a rooster colored similar to this. I saw the green head and the orange color on a crossing shot. More straight away and I don't I could have shot. It made no noise.

    The bird also had fat on it, which I don't think a young rooster would have. I tend to believe it is some kind of hen with some rooster coloration.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Posts
    842

    Default

    Hen (maybe 65% certainty)
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Central MN
    Posts
    722

    Default

    Bruce Jenner's sibling?
    "We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made." M.Facklam

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •