17 week old she or he? picture heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MemphisChickens, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. MemphisChickens

    MemphisChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We have always suspected Fiddle was a rooster but no egg yet and no crow [​IMG]
    I don't see any saddle feathers and he is such a sweet chicken.
    All 3 of my "production red" chickens have had this weird tail thing where they get down to the last 1-2 black tail feathers and then they fall out and they look like normal chickens again.
    Any guesses if Fiddle is a he or she?

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  2. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster is my guess... I was actually leaning towards hen until I saw the rear tail feathers curving over
     
  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 that's strange he hasn't crowed yet. keep us posted [​IMG]
     
  4. MemphisChickens

    MemphisChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My other 2 girls have the exact same thing. They each had a lot of them and then they fell out 1 by 1. I would it was weird if they all didn't have this happen. This is Fiddle's last black tail feather. I keep wondering when it will fall out.

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    This is Rose in the front and Fiddle in the back.
     
  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fiddle is 100% hen - at 17 weeks there would be definite saddle and hackle feathers if she was a roo.

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  6. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure that's a hen, and getting ready to lay.
     
  7. raymarkson

    raymarkson Out Of The Brooder

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    Hen
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Little Sister was confusing for me, too. She had a wattle and comb just a well developed as my 16 week Cockerels. Her tail feathers tried to do the curl then she laid a a cute dark brown egg. She never crowed but for a while there 'honked'. Now that the Cockerels are proving how usefull testosterone is she keeps them in place.

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  9. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me! Nice healthy looking girl! [​IMG]
     
  10. Mommy2Blaze

    Mommy2Blaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so if they are getting curly tail feathers does that mean they are ready to lay? I have a slw Big Mama who has 2 tail feathers that are curly. Here is a pic of them. Do I need to start looking for eggs now? They are 16-18 weeks old, can't remember exactly sorry.
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