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6 month old Buff

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Abril1127, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Abril1127

    Abril1127 Out Of The Brooder

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    He's not laying or She's not crowing. One day I think it's a roo and the next I'm wondering different. What do you guys think?[​IMG]
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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a better picture? Showing the whole bird, including hackle feathers and the face. From what I can see of the saddle feathers I would lean towards pullet.
     
  3. Abril1127

    Abril1127 Out Of The Brooder

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    There ya go, I got some better images loaded above!
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    I'm starting to see hackle feathers I'm leaning towards cockerel.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  6. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is definitely a cockerel since it has pointed saddle feathers. :(
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Those long, thin, pointed feathers on the back, near the base of the tail mean that this bird can only be male.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     

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