A hen named "Butch"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FractalFarmer, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. FractalFarmer

    FractalFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What gender is s/he? S/he's a BR, about 3 months old. (please say it's a girl!)[​IMG]
     
  2. AilsVonHelson

    AilsVonHelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm almost positive it's a hen.[​IMG]
     
  3. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Looks like all pullet to me!!!
     
  4. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    A boy 100% sure due to color and comb
     
  5. FractalFarmer

    FractalFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you pullet-guessers are right![​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have to agree with Ryan, though I'd probably not say 100%, only because Ive had one pullet who was almost that light. Still, she didn't have that comb on her. I never say 100% because there's always that one that doesn't follow the rules of BR sexing. Here are two 12 week old BR pullets:
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  7. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I see pullet...and I see cockerel. BUT...I'm going with cockerel based on the comb development and on the light barring.

    A female should still have a pale face, comb and wattle at this age. There should be some pointy feathers coming in fairly soon. I "think" I see some already, but the neck is all "blurry" for me.
     
  8. FractalFarmer

    FractalFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    'It' isn't displaying any rooster-like behavior, though it is a bit bossy to his buddies.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's too early for that, really. I have a 16 week old cockerel who hasn't displayed any rooster-like behavior, either. BR pullets are rarely that light and I also think I see the stringy hackles coming in, like mikarod.
     
  10. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I have some Barred rock pullets and a couple Cuckoo marans, roos and females, I would have to say that My opinion is Roo, based on same deductions as Speckledhen.
     
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