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Bourbon Reds - sex at 4 months?

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Can you tell the sex yet? We've seen it puff up and strut for a few seconds like the tom does, but we've also seen our hen do that!

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Mom to Khaki Campbells, Black Australorps, Americaunas/Araucanas, Buff Cochins, Buff Orpingtons, Light Brahmas, a Partridge Rock, a Red Star, a Rhode Island Red, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, 2 yellow pullets, 1 red pullet and a whole flock of Guinea Fowl
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Originally Posted by mom2mnem View Post

Can you tell the sex yet? We've seen it puff up and strut for a few seconds like the tom does, but we've also seen our hen do that!


From what I can see of her breast feathers it appears that she is a hen.  Dark colored hens have light colored lower edges on their breast feathers.  The breast feathers of toms do not have that light colored lower edge.

 

You are correct that hens can and do strut.

Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

My photo album

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Thanks! Here are a couple other shots...



Mom to Khaki Campbells, Black Australorps, Americaunas/Araucanas, Buff Cochins, Buff Orpingtons, Light Brahmas, a Partridge Rock, a Red Star, a Rhode Island Red, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, 2 yellow pullets, 1 red pullet and a whole flock of Guinea Fowl
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Mom to Khaki Campbells, Black Australorps, Americaunas/Araucanas, Buff Cochins, Buff Orpingtons, Light Brahmas, a Partridge Rock, a Red Star, a Rhode Island Red, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, 2 yellow pullets, 1 red pullet and a whole flock of Guinea Fowl
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Hen...she's cute.
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