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post #11 of 14

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How old are the birds now? Were they adults when you got them in October? Has Doodle changed much since you got them?

 

I'm thinking Doodle is a hen with a hormonal imbalance, but that's based on them being mature birds. If they're younger, it could be a slower maturing cockerel. But the lack of hackle and saddle feathers make me think female. 

 

How's egg production?

 

I agree the other two are red sex links. 

 

And female birds can have some wicked spurs, it's really not that rare. Some males don't grow spurs until a good year of age, so spurs or lack thereof are not reliable indicators of gender. 

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post #12 of 14

agree with donrae

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Hens can have Spurs too... Not just spur bumps. I have some... smile.png


Of course, but it's extremely rare. Its not just the spurs, its the thick legs, the tail arch as well as big red combs and wattles.
It isn't that rare...
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How old are the birds now? Were they adults when you got them in October? Has Doodle changed much since you got them?

I'm thinking Doodle is a hen with a hormonal imbalance, but that's based on them being mature birds. If they're younger, it could be a slower maturing cockerel. But the lack of hackle and saddle feathers make me think female. 

How's egg production?

I agree the other two are red sex links. 

And female birds can have some wicked spurs, it's really not that rare. Some males don't grow spurs until a good year of age, so spurs or lack thereof are not reliable indicators of gender. 
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When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
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post #14 of 14

Okay whatever you say.. but this doesn't take away the fact that this chicken is a rooster. @ChickenLover200

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