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12-14 week old Isa Brown. Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Miss Ayame, May 28, 2017.

  1. Miss Ayame

    Miss Ayame Just Hatched

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    Hello!

    I adopted this Isa Brown chicken the Sunday after Easter, so I am not sure of her exact age. I am guessing 12-14 weeks by what I have researched regarding her plumage and behavioral traits. But I am concerned she is a cockerel due to the shape of her tail, and the shininess of her neck feathers. It's difficult to find accurate information online to flesh out the concerns.

    EDIT: When I received her, she was still very much a chick. Yellow fluffy feathers and all.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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    Thank you so much, and I look forward to growing as a chicken mother!
     
  2. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet for sure
     
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  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet.
     
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  4. Miss Ayame

    Miss Ayame Just Hatched

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    Thank you for the swift reply! I was not sure if she was first generation Isa Brown, and so I worried the sex link feature was not applicable. May I ask how you can tell?
     
  5. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sexlink does show a little, the brown body with the white-ish wings and comb size were all dead giveaways to me
     
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  6. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats a pullets, I tell by the size of the comb and wattles, and the color of the comb and wattles.
     
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  7. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and the saddle feathers are not pointy, at 12-14 weeks, they would be longer if she was a rooster
     
  8. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Being a sexlink, the color gives it away lol.
     

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