14 weeks - breed? Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Acre4Me, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    14 weeks - posted some pics when younger, but got varying thoughts on breed. Austra White? Delaware? Something else? Male or female?

    Purchased from bargain bin at Meyer Hatchery, so it has to be something they sell! However, this specimen doesn't really match their pics online!

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  2. PattyNH

    PattyNH Songster

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    My guess would be Colombian Wyandotte - beautiful girl!
     
  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Delaware. My gut says cockerel.
     
  4. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    At 14 weeks, that has to be a cockerel. It's probably a Delaware or maybe a Dixie rainbow.
     
  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Delaware cockerel, though there are a few other breeds with this color pattern, I'm not sure which others also have the yellow legs.
     
  6. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    The barred feathers indicate cockerel, if it was a pullet they would be laced.
     
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  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Not true. Females can be barred. I.E barred rock, dominique, barred anything...
    Delaware hens are barred
     
  8. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I agree that he is a delaware cockerel
     
  9. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    @Cyprus I didn't mean that females can't be barred ever... but I'm pretty sure within the columbian pattern that if the black feathers are barred that it indicates a cockerel, but I could be wrong on this
     
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  10. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

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    If I had to guess breed I'd also say Delaware. My favorite was of telling gender, especially when I don't know the specific breed, is by saddle feathers.

    This picture was taken in my Batchelor coop, everyone gets along well. Better than the Bantam pullets!
    This cockerel is a silver duckwing OEGB. You can easily see the pointy saddle feathers.
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    This is a silver duckwing OEGB pullet. The saddle feathers look completely different from the male's right? Photo Editor-20181216_124301.jpg


    White on white is kind of hard to see, I can only guess cockerel. You have the chicken right there, what do the saddle feathers look like to you?
     

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