Originally Posted by Birdrain92
I wonder if it could possibly be a low % Spalding hen maybe? I sort of want to say male because the defined barring up front but then the farther back the more it fades. I know Spalding hens can get some barring on them. This chick has me confused. I'm trying to remember if there's a way to sex them based on the neck and breast feather structure at this age.
That bird has the reddish flights and the breast feathers that make me think male, but I can't get past the lack of striping on the wings. I've always been told that the stripes will go away as a bird ages, but they never get more prominent or more defined as they age. Meaning if it doesn't have stripes at 4 months it never will. It really doesn't look spalding to me, but it could be a very, very low % I suppose.