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Is my chick a 'he or a she?

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the chicken world so i was wondering of i could have others thoughts on wheather my French Wheaton chick is a hes or shes...this is a lovely chick but if it is a roo, what are their temperments like?? [IMG]
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 
boy or girl??
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Hi,

 

I am not familiar with the breed, but looking at the comb development and colourful feathering i would guess at a Roo (not sure how old it is). Its certainly far from a science at this age, but maybe other more experienced members could help more. 

 

Roosters can be calm / gentle or total nut cases but a lot can depend on how you interact with them. If you don't need a roo for breeding then i would suggest not keeping one.

 

Cheers

CT

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post #4 of 9

I'm thinking cockerel.

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Her early leaf's a flower

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Then leaf subsides to leaf.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone, the chick was born on 21/8 so 5 weeks old now. Yeh I'm thinking roo as well but I will waiting until the chick gets a bit older. The breeder I purchased the chicks from has a Rooster Return policy so if it's a roo I will take him back. Shame for I interact with my chicks a lot....have to wait and see :)

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A wheaten pullet wouldn't be developing black feathers on it's wings. sad.png
1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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post #7 of 9
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Oh dear so could I have a different breed or does the rooster have black feathers??

post #8 of 9
Yours is pure. smile.png Here are some pictures of the difference in genders of Wheaten Marans off the internet. If yours is a Marans also, it isn't French, it is English because it doesn't appear to have feathered legs.

1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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post #9 of 9

Can't really tell anything at this early age

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