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Is this too much comb at 8 weeks for a female?

post #1 of 12
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Here is a pic from back side

No tail feathers which I think is strange.  This is a very slow feathering bird.

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post #2 of 12

The pic isn't great for the comb, can you try another?

Overall, I'd say cockerel.

Rachel BB

 

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Rachel BB

 

"and I'll praise You in this storm, and I will lift my hands,  for You are who You are, no matter where I am. Every tear I've cried, You've held in Your hands....You never left my side. Although my heart is torn, I will praise You in this storm"

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post #3 of 12
Agree looks like cockerel.
post #4 of 12
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I agree but its mannerisms have been so female like until recently.  I think I noticed him trying to mount another.

 

I m pretty sure it is part Australorp but it has this white freckling on its chest.  Im wondering if it is part white leghorn.  I have one white hen but Im pretty sure there is leghorn in the genetics of the flock.  Plus he is so slender and tends to stand upright. 

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post #5 of 12

Oh yeah, that's a boy. The comb looks like a rosecomb or peacomb, do you have any breeds with those combs?

Rachel BB

 

"and I'll praise You in this storm, and I will lift my hands,  for You are who You are, no matter where I am. Every tear I've cried, You've held in Your hands....You never left my side. Although my heart is torn, I will praise You in this storm"

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Rachel BB

 

"and I'll praise You in this storm, and I will lift my hands,  for You are who You are, no matter where I am. Every tear I've cried, You've held in Your hands....You never left my side. Although my heart is torn, I will praise You in this storm"

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post #6 of 12

cockerel

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post #7 of 12
That's a little boy. Girls with pea combs don't have that much comb at 8 weeks. Plus the stance is a give-away. big_smile.png

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post #8 of 12
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Well he will be a sweet boy to me...a little challenging with the others which he has already proven.  Yes, peacombs for sure in the yard.  He already like to have his little comb rubbed.  The boy he is replacing loved to have his comb caressed.  Chickie was a great asset to the yard. Im hoping to raise this little fella to help me out too.  I wouldnt have minded if it was a girl but I really wanted a boy.
 

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post #9 of 12
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Oh and here is his three week younger little buddy Petey. I always thought a boy due to its bold mannerisms since hatch but now Im wondering.  He is 6 weeks old in this pic.

 

 

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post #10 of 12

I agree that your first pictured fellow is a fellow, for sure. However, Petey looks like a pullet to me. Cute babies!

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