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Yes, her face is soooooo much redder, oh dear!

 

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Edited by Sk8inChick(en) - 7/8/12 at 10:44am

Georgie Girl, you will always be loved, and you are forever in our hearts.   I miss you, Sweetheart! <3 

 

Georgie's tribute:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRK0H3g4S-U

 

4 Cochin chicks!  Blondie, Stinks, Chickadee and Louis the Roo!

 

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Georgie Girl, you will always be loved, and you are forever in our hearts.   I miss you, Sweetheart! <3 

 

Georgie's tribute:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRK0H3g4S-U

 

4 Cochin chicks!  Blondie, Stinks, Chickadee and Louis the Roo!

 

"Member of the Derperella Club. We're just all goin' 'round the rooster here!"  Also a fan of Brahmalot!

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post #12 of 108

I understand that! We are not allowed to have roos either and when he started crowing my heart sank. 

 

I could tell a difference from early on with mine but like I said maybe if yours is a boy he is maturing a little slow.

I had heard LBs were slow to mature so I was SHOCKED! ep.gifwhen mine started crowing at 12 weeks I was hoping he wouldnt start until 4-6 months. But he didnt and I had to do something with him sooner then I had wanted.

 

 

Here is hoping both of yours are girls and if not then I hope he doesnt make to much racket and blow your cover wink.png

post #13 of 108

Can you post an up-to-date full body shot?

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post #14 of 108
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I understand that! We are not allowed to have roos either and when he started crowing my heart sank. 

 

I could tell a difference from early on with mine but like I said maybe if yours is a boy he is maturing a little slow.

I had heard LBs were slow to mature so I was SHOCKED! ep.gifwhen mine started crowing at 12 weeks I was hoping he wouldnt start until 4-6 months. But he didnt and I had to do something with him sooner then I had wanted.

 

 

Here is hoping both of yours are girls and if not then I hope he doesnt make to much racket and blow your cover wink.png

 

Thank you so much!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but we haven't heard any crowing as of yet. 

 

Hopefully that is a good sign!

 

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Can you post an up-to-date full body shot?

 

 

Yes, I'll post one this afternoon of her saddle and hackle feathers and all-over shape.  :)

Georgie Girl, you will always be loved, and you are forever in our hearts.   I miss you, Sweetheart! <3 

 

Georgie's tribute:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRK0H3g4S-U

 

4 Cochin chicks!  Blondie, Stinks, Chickadee and Louis the Roo!

 

"Member of the Derperella Club. We're just all goin' 'round the rooster here!"  Also a fan of Brahmalot!

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Georgie Girl, you will always be loved, and you are forever in our hearts.   I miss you, Sweetheart! <3 

 

Georgie's tribute:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRK0H3g4S-U

 

4 Cochin chicks!  Blondie, Stinks, Chickadee and Louis the Roo!

 

"Member of the Derperella Club. We're just all goin' 'round the rooster here!"  Also a fan of Brahmalot!

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post #15 of 108

I'd love to see a full picture of yours, i'm going through the same thing. I don't have one to compare mine with thought. I just finished starting a thread trying to figure out if my LB is a roo or pullet... I'm dying... i nursed Dixie through her first week. It will be really sad if she crows! Any advice will be welcomed! Thanks! 

 

This is my Dixie Chicken- 14 weeks old 

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Okay, here are the updated pics of "Georgina."   We're hoping she's not a "George."

 

 

Thank you so much!  Your opinions are appreciated!

 

Sorry about all the pictures!  I think I got carried away, ha ha.

 

 

 

"Georgina" is the one in the center of the photo.

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Here is her sister, Kitty, for comparison. (sorry about the bluriness)

 

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Georgina again.

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Her saddle feathers look pretty rounded to me.

 

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Her hackles are a little bit pointy, but so are Kitty's.  (our other LB)

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Here's Kitty again. (The other LB)

 

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Georgie Girl, you will always be loved, and you are forever in our hearts.   I miss you, Sweetheart! <3 

 

Georgie's tribute:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRK0H3g4S-U

 

4 Cochin chicks!  Blondie, Stinks, Chickadee and Louis the Roo!

 

"Member of the Derperella Club. We're just all goin' 'round the rooster here!"  Also a fan of Brahmalot!

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Georgie Girl, you will always be loved, and you are forever in our hearts.   I miss you, Sweetheart! <3 

 

Georgie's tribute:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRK0H3g4S-U

 

4 Cochin chicks!  Blondie, Stinks, Chickadee and Louis the Roo!

 

"Member of the Derperella Club. We're just all goin' 'round the rooster here!"  Also a fan of Brahmalot!

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post #17 of 108
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I'd love to see a full picture of yours, i'm going through the same thing. I don't have one to compare mine with thought. I just finished starting a thread trying to figure out if my LB is a roo or pullet... I'm dying... i nursed Dixie through her first week. It will be really sad if she crows! Any advice will be welcomed! Thanks! 

 

This is my Dixie Chicken- 14 weeks old 

IMG_2721.JPGIMG_2722.JPGIMG_2743.JPG

 

 

I can't say for sure, but I think I see some pointy hackle feathers.  Although, my other LB -who I'm sure is a hen- kind of has that, too. 

 

Those saddle look a little pointy to me, too, but don't take me too seriously. :)  Afterall, I'm asking the same question.

 

Those are some very good pictures! :) 


Edited by Sk8inChick(en) - 7/10/12 at 1:44pm

Georgie Girl, you will always be loved, and you are forever in our hearts.   I miss you, Sweetheart! <3 

 

Georgie's tribute:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRK0H3g4S-U

 

4 Cochin chicks!  Blondie, Stinks, Chickadee and Louis the Roo!

 

"Member of the Derperella Club. We're just all goin' 'round the rooster here!"  Also a fan of Brahmalot!

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Georgie Girl, you will always be loved, and you are forever in our hearts.   I miss you, Sweetheart! <3 

 

Georgie's tribute:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRK0H3g4S-U

 

4 Cochin chicks!  Blondie, Stinks, Chickadee and Louis the Roo!

 

"Member of the Derperella Club. We're just all goin' 'round the rooster here!"  Also a fan of Brahmalot!

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post #18 of 108

I still think that georgina is a girl just a hunch. Although she is red'ing up and appear to have pointy hackle feathers I think she has a hen tail

 

I am including the last pic I have of my boy LB he was 12 weeks

 

You can see how much red and headgear he had already at that age. His tail feathers were also starting to get a greenish sheen to them and curve downward. 

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post #19 of 108

I think Georgina is a pullet as well. Don't see any pointed saddles or hackles.

 

Annilee, I think yours is a cockerel. I can see pointed saddle feathers coming in front of the tail.

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post #20 of 108

The black in the hackles make them look pointier than they often are--if you look at the white fringe, I bet you can see that they are actually rounder. 

 

I'm more confident guessing Annilee07 has a cockerel than Sk8inChick(en).

 

I've got a LB that I and everybody that's seen is convinced is a cockerel, at almost 20 weeks he still doesn't have any pointy feathers (my buff roo developed pointy/bright feathers late too)--but he is mostly tail-less and the tail that's there is not straight.  In my research I came across this auction on BYC.  Near as I can see on my monitor that cockerel has a straight tail and no obvious pointy feathers (no more/less obvious than your bird's at least) yet was crowing at 12 weeks.  My current buff roo didn't start crowing until after his hatchmate-pullets started laying, which was easily 6 mos.  These Brahmas can be slow to show themselves--I'm preferring Leghorns more all the time.

 

Be sure to keep us posted!

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