12 week old pullet — or roo??

sjones83

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Mar 23, 2016
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I fell in love with one of the chicks my neighbor hatched and she was sweet enough to give it to me to add to my flock. Now I’m a little concerned that she might be a he... :barnie Opinions? 12 weeks old...
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Acre4Me

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Looks female to me for 12 weeks. No wattles, narrow comb. I see hackle feathers that are rounded, and rounded saddle feathers. At 12 weeks the pointy and long saddle feathers would be starting to become apparent if this was a male.

I could be wrong, but I think you have a pullet. Fingers crossed for no late saddle feathers and no crowing!
Good luck!
 

sjones83

Chirping
Mar 23, 2016
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Looks female to me for 12 weeks. No wattles, narrow comb. I see hackle feathers that are rounded, and rounded saddle feathers. At 12 weeks the pointy and long saddle feathers would be starting to become apparent if this was a male.

I could be wrong, but I think you have a pullet. Fingers crossed for no late saddle feathers and no crowing!
Good luck!

I hope you are right!!! It has the sweetest disposition, but no roos allowed here!!
 

Acre4Me

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I hope you are right!!! It has the sweetest disposition, but no roos allowed here!!

well, you won’t have too much longer to wait if it is male: distinct saddle feathers will appear soon if male. Crowing often starts around 14 weeks - luckily they don’t start crowing very well at first!
 

sjones83

Chirping
Mar 23, 2016
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well, you won’t have too much longer to wait if it is male: distinct saddle feathers will appear soon if male. Crowing often starts around 14 weeks - luckily they don’t start crowing very well at first!

Yep, those saddle feathers are starting to worry me...
 

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