9 Weeks tomorrow! Is Babs a boy??? LOTS of Pics!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SIMPleChick, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    9 week goes by fast but I can't tell if my sweet Babs is a boy or a girl! Babs LOVES to talk with you but has not crowed, what do you think!???? Boy or Girl??? I have had Babs up weeks ago but everyone was split down the middle! 50% boy and 50% girl! LOL! The red color of the comb does not show as much on the pictures but Babs has been red for weeks!
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    Her tail feathers are starting to come in darker with splotches of black...
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    LOL! Something got lost in translation with this pic!
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    THNAKS ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally you will see hackle feathers developing on cockerels around 2-3 months. They will get longer and come to a point. Cockerels in general will have more pointed feather tips. The usual comb development around 5-6 weeks will start to redden, while the pullets will still be yellow. Of course, these are all just indications, not certainties. There's always exceptions to the rules.
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    I vote Male.
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I saw the first 3 pics I though "hen", then I seen the other pics and thought "rooster". I'm confused on this one [​IMG]
     
  5. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Babs is a girl!
     
  6. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See! Still half and half! LOL! A true Mystery chick!
     
  7. Its a ...............GIRL!

    That tips the scales for the moment. I actually do think hen because at 9 weeks I think you would start to see more of the feathers and some behavior traits.
     
  8. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What kind of behavior traits are you talking about? Babs has always been very docile and with our other cockrels, the bottom of their pecking order but now with the other males gone Babs seems to have taken the top spot. Babs is still very laid back but makes sure the little ones stay out of his/her way....So not sure what to think....
     
  9. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else have any input!? [​IMG]
     
  10. Steergirl

    Steergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a manly female! I think she is just a little ahead in comb development. I've seen 4 wk old roo's with more comb and more red in it!
     

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