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Start of hackles??? Breed and Gender help?

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Out of nine 4.5 week old chicks i have one with long neck feather. They are very pretty but concerned that it might be the start of hackles. I know its really early to tell gender but just wondering if anyone had any opinions. Im new to chickens but I dont think the comb scream roo. Also do you know what breed? Sorry for poor quality photos this one wouldnt sit still.
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I believe it's a golden campine, nothing is screaming rooster at the moment, but it's early.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

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post #3 of 9
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I will post pics as they get older, thanks!
post #4 of 9
No shes a pullet for sure
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I thought it might be an easter egger with those puffy cheeks. I agree that it's not showing any obvious male traits yet.  Comb development and colour is usually the earliest indication of a. roo. This chicks comb might be slightly pinker than I would be confident of saying pullet but not enough to make me worry it was a cockerel..  Male feathering starts to show about 12 weeks onwards.

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Totally missed the cheeks, you are probably right, I should stop answering posts when I am tired.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

I believe it's a golden campine, nothing is screaming rooster at the moment, but it's early.
I agree with your post, but i did notice the cheeks. I think that's what my campine had though. My rooster had a big red comb at this age....
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post #8 of 9
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I appreciate all your answers!!! As long as its pointing towards a hen im good with it. Pictures dont do her justice but she is beautiful and hoping that i can keep her is what really matters smile.png
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Originally Posted by Griffy View Post

I appreciate all your answers!!! As long as its pointing towards a hen im good with it. Pictures dont do her justice but she is beautiful and hoping that i can keep her is what really matters smile.png

She is gorgeous. I just love my Campine rooster. He looks exactly like your hen in coloring....
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