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This little one is about 6-8 weeks old. Easter Egger mama, banty Buff papa, Silkie surrogate. wink.png Any thoughts on gender? I thought pullet but am noticing the red coming in on the wings... Thanks!
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Pullet.

 

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Thanks! Out of curiousity, what makes you say pullet? I seem to be terrible at guessing.
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I'd say closer to 6 weeks of age, and all roo.

 

3 rows of peas in that large, fleshy and red comb, and yes, red coming into the wing bows.

 

The colors look similar to the common female pattern of an EE, which I think the other poster was referencing, however that is not a hard and fast rule as EE's are mixes. You have a hybrid of a hybrid, an EE and BO, so that removes it further to barnyard mix as more genetics are thrown in. (A "typical" EE is Ameraucana pure breed on one side with any other pure breed on the other, and those mixes will follow certain feather pattern rules, mostly. The predominate "female" color pattern is the gold partridge with penciling or barring on the body while most of the white/black patterns are male.)

 

But Barnyard mixes don't follow the "rules" as to feather patterning. I've had some barnyards get worrisome red in wing areas that blended in later, changing colors so many times that they left me guessing, so I find the comb the most reliable indicator...and that comb is all roo....the red bars a further indication as they are on the wing bows and not generalized.

 

Even taking into consideration that you've got broody hatched chick maturing in lengthening daylight, which makes them feather in and mature faster, (my January hatched broody chicks often mature into hens that lay by 16 weeks)...even so, that comb is all roo at 6 to 8 weeks.

 

So, I think you've got a roo. Sorry.

 

Keep us posted to its development and let us know what it eventually turns out to be.

 

LofMc


Edited by Lady of McCamley - 2/8/16 at 12:40am
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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post #5 of 8

Ohhh, I hate disagreeing with Chris  :hide, but I gotta go cockerel on this one, sorry. 

 

That well defined triple row on the comb, the amount of redness at this young age spell male for me. Plus, Red Patches of Death on the wings is a boy thing......

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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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With those red shoulders its a boy wink.png cockerel

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I really want aWhite  Sebastopol that is young and nearby! Our male died two days after we bought him. I would really want a female though because the Sebbie was to be a companion for my duck, and now we think it's a drake. 

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I really want aWhite  Sebastopol that is young and nearby! Our male died two days after we bought him. I would really want a female though because the Sebbie was to be a companion for my duck, and now we think it's a drake. 

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