BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Tailfeathers look like devil horns
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Tailfeathers look like devil horns - Page 2

post #11 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBB454 View Post
 

 

Ben's comb is starting to fade out - the tips aren't bright red anymore, more like a yellowish orange.  Does that mean anything?  Here's a close-up.

 

My 7 1/2 week old barred rock cockerel's comb did the same thing, it grew rapidly and then the tips turned a bit less red.  This is my first (adult) experience raising chicks, and i didn't think it meant anything.  Mine is active and growing so I figured its just the stage he's in.  If i'm wrong, i hope someone corrects me!

post #12 of 17

Ben is definitely a cockerel. The others look like pullets.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

Reply

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

Reply
post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by BantamLover21 View Post
 

Ben is definitely a cockerel. The others look like pullets.

Agreed.

Owner of about 20 chickens and 12 exhibition rabbits

Always happy to answer questions! You can ask me about diseases, raising chicks, feeding, and breeds!

 

Reply

Owner of about 20 chickens and 12 exhibition rabbits

Always happy to answer questions! You can ask me about diseases, raising chicks, feeding, and breeds!

 

Reply
post #14 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by BantamLover21 View Post
 

Ben is definitely a cockerel. The others look like pullets.

 

x3

 

Comb is the best indicator...then secondary sex feathers such as the saddle and sickle feathers and for some breeds the tell tale sign of red on wing bows...until then feathers literally come and go in all manner of funk until the juvenile acquires adult feathers which can lead to some weird looking moments for both sexes.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: currently Bantam Cochins. Breeding my own Olive Eggers and dark layers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud grandma. Loving wife.
Reply
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: currently Bantam Cochins. Breeding my own Olive Eggers and dark layers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud grandma. Loving wife.
Reply
post #15 of 17
Ben look like a pullet to me. But I'm not super experienced. What was the end result?
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MamaBird072316 View Post

Ben look like a pullet to me. But I'm not super experienced. What was the end result?

 

Ben was all boy.  This is the last pic I have of him before he got re-homed. 

 

 

 

Layla is a pullet, so I guess the "devil horn" tail feathers don't give any indication of sex.

post #17 of 17
Ha! What a beauty. Thanks for the update and picture!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Tailfeathers look like devil horns