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Hello! I've got a few 10-12 weeks birds out of my bunch whos gender I'm questioning. Any help determining their sex would be greatly appreciated. Breed is not a concern. Thank you!

 

Bird #1:

 

 

 

Bird #2

 

 

 

Bird #3

 

 

Bird #4


Edited by Cason1479 - 6/6/16 at 11:18am
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Birds #1, and #2 are pullets, #3 could go either way, and bird #4 is a cockerel.
Edited by QueenMisha - 6/6/16 at 12:00pm

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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That's better that I was expecting! Thank you. I'm brand new to this and trying to learn, could you explain your reasoning? I thought for sure my cinnamon queen, bird #1, would be a rooster, she's got the reddest, largest comb of all my chickens her age. And on bird #2 is it common for pullets to have tail feathers like that? That one sure acts like a rooster, but it's comb is very pale. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Cason1479 View Post

That's better that I was expecting! Thank you. I'm brand new to this and trying to learn, could you explain your reasoning? I thought for sure my cinnamon queen, bird #1, would be a rooster, she's got the reddest, largest comb of all my chickens her age. And on bird #2 is it common for pullets to have tail feathers like that? That one sure acts like a rooster, but it's comb is very pale. Thanks!

Oh yes, #1's comb screams rooster. But she's a Red Sex Link - it's genetically impossible for her to be male. If she was, she'd be white.

#2 is a Dom Game. Gamefowl are bred for aggression; gamehens are just as likely to pick a fight with each other as any rooster.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Interesting! Thank you, that's very helpful.
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