5-week Black Jersey Giant - Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kcaywood, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is my sweet Beulah actually Buell? [​IMG]

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  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    That looks like a rooster???[​IMG] to me look at the tail feathers
     
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  3. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a roo
     
  4. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks that way...but a little more time will tell.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Looks like a pullet to me. All of my Jersey Giants get some pretty well sized combs and waddles by this age.
     
  6. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh gosh, Illia, I hope you're right! I was wondering if the JG's have their own way of maturing ... Beulah is my only one. She's a love.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Regardless of gender, you're lucky. [​IMG] - My Jersey Giants have the WORST temperament ever. . . The cockerels will make the biggest fit and fly off the moment they see me, and the pullets won't let me touch them or be within 2 feet of them. [​IMG] Which is sad, because I do love their B/B/S colors, their amazing size, and their beautiful pink eggs. . .
     
  8. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl don't worry JG do get large combs early and if at 5 weeks a 'he' doesn't have any pink than it is most likely a she.
     
  9. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everyone. Illia, I didn't know JGs tended to be standoffish. Maybe my Beulah is friendly because she was an "only chicken" for two weeks before we got more pullets her age. She stays in the brooder in the kitchen, and used to sleep under my shirt as I worked at the computer. She's much too active for that now, but she likes it when I rub her belly and under her wings - in her chicken brain, she believes she is having a dust bath.
     

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