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I am looking for a little feedback on a chicken we once called Philly - as in Phyllis Diller.  We bought it from a local feed store in early June and when we re-homed some Roo's in early August we were pretty sure she was a pullet. 

 

Fast forward to last weekend when we heard a cock-a-doodle-dooo coming from the hen house.  In the past two weeks we fear Philly now needs to be called Phil 

 

 

The picture on the left is Philly at 10 -11 weeks 

The picture on the right is Phil at 22 weeks 

 

Is it common for a Roo to mature this late? 

 

Phil is the most docile and wimpy bird in our group of 9 and is still very friendly. Just a bit on the noisy side. 

 

 

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If you look closely at the earlier picture, saddle feathers are already starting to appear, and the crest is 'masculine'.

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post #3 of 8

He's not late maturing, you just missed the early signs of his being male. In his 10-11 week picture, you can see his 'wild crest, his big red wattles, his dark shade of blue on the shoulders, and even some male hackles and saddle feathers.

Denial can be a very powerful thing and can 'blind' you when you want a particular bird to be female.

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Cockerel

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

 

Denial can be a very powerful thing and can 'blind' you when you want a particular bird to be female.

 


Thanks! 

 

I guess Denial is not just a river in Egypt.. 

 

:) 

post #6 of 8

Cockerel.

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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 #7 of 8

Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :o(

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cockerel   :(

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