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post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by catdaddyfro View Post
 

Just thought this may help also the male sex feathers(hackles, saddle, wing bows, and sickles) besides being pointed usually are more shiney than the body feathers.

And the pointy feathers usually start coming in around 12 to 16 wks. on average, some sooner some later.

                                                                       catdaddy

 

Thanks for the time frame. I wondered when the Saddle feathers started showing up.

post #22 of 30
I just searched this for info about my blue ameraucanas. They are my trickiest. My others had distinct combs by about 10 weeks. These ameraucanas all look identical but possibly I can tell by the feathers. My others were rir, buff o, and bcm.
post #23 of 30
Anyone wanna take a gander at this one?

post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by Orpie View Post

Anyone wanna take a gander at this one?

post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by Orpie View Post
 

My guess is Roo based on pointy saddle feathers...but its just a guess as I am VERY new to all of this :) 

post #26 of 30
here's two ends of 6 week old chicks. The one on the right is a boy right,besides his red comb?
post #27 of 30

What kind of rooster is that up top with the light coloring and the blackish tail feathers?

post #28 of 30
this pic I was told hen....


This pic I was told they don't know..


Same chicken. Is it a rooster or a hen?
post #29 of 30
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Anyone wanna take a gander at this one?


Definitely a roo! 

 


This is my Buffy. He is  about 4/5 months old

post #30 of 30
what about him?
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