4 mo old Olive Egger- Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MommaBee, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. MommaBee

    MommaBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel like I should be able to tell by this age. The size of his/her peacomb is larger than the rest though and the neck feathers seem more pointy? What are your thoughts?
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  2. tlcarnes2176

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  3. MommaBee

    MommaBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what we were leaning towards. Just curious, why do you think so? Neck feathers?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking female, but we really need a better picture. Sexing takes into account the whole body, not just the comb. Profile shot including legs would be best.
     
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  5. MommaBee

    MommaBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. MommaBee

    MommaBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does that pic help? Sorry not the best lighting.
     
  7. gander007

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    $ months old you say well no saddle feathers and unless something has pulled the tail feathers he is a she as the saddle feathers should have developed around weeks 12 or 13 and 4 months would be week 16 so I have to go with you have a rooster that lay's egg's and should not crow but do the egg song ....[​IMG]




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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Coloring, shiny bronze feathers in wing coverlets, and general conformation make me think cockerel, but nothing is 100% definitive in those pictures.
     
  9. donrae

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    I'm torn on this one-- how positive are you on age? If it's a cockerel, I'd think it would be younger.
     
  10. MommaBee

    MommaBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were leaning towards cockerel because the neck feathers looked so pointy and there are 3 rows on the pea while the others were just one row.
    We did have feather picking going on. I rehomed 3 of its brothers this past weekend because of it.
    They hatched out the week of Halloween. So that would put them at 17.5 weeks old.
    I will post more pics for y'all!
    Thanks for the input!
     

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