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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
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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.

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!

 

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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!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #5 of 9
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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??

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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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