16 week old Marans/GLW Cross Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sphinx, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chick will be 16 weeks old tomorrow. He has a black copper marans father, and a golden laced wyandotte mother. There's a possibility his mother is a blue laced red wyandotte, but I don't think so.

    Anyway, from the very beginning, I thought it was a cockerel. The wattles came in quickly (which is common for a wyandotte) and were fairly pink. Now that he's nearly 16 weeks and I'm not really seeing any saddle feathers, and the wattles haven't gotten any bigger or pinker, I'm beginning to question myself. There hasn't been any crowing either, but with three other roosters in the pen, that doesn't surprise me. I've even pulled aside the feathers where the saddle feathers would come in- I've always seen those pointy feathers poking through by this point, but nothing.

    Anyway, I'd love to hear what you think.

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  2. Texasmja

    Texasmja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a pullet by size of comb and wattles for 16 weeks.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a pullet so far no pointed slender hackles or saddles
     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to admit I would be THRILLED if it was a girl. I incubated and hatched both of its' parents, so it would be my first "grandchicken". It's also by far my friendliest chicken (sign it's a cockerel, -sigh- the sweet ones always are boys), and my 7 year old's favorite.
     
  5. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far it looks like a girl. The legs are a little thick, but, nothing screams rooster to me.
     
  6. Texasmja

    Texasmja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree the legs are awfully thick looking for a pullet, maybe a slow maturing male??
     
  7. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any new pictures?
     
  8. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those other pictures are only 3 days old. Really doesn't look much different now, except a little damp because it's snowing here today.
     
  9. SilkiesForEver

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    Yep! Looks like a pullet to me! She's cute too!
     
  10. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now following, and hoping its a pullet! :)
     
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