Amber Tints or Tetra Tints? Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Frizzlett98, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brother and I are disagreeing on his new pullets. I have taken pictures of 3 out of 5 of them. I think they are Amber Links (RIR and Plymouth Rock cross) but my brother says they are Tetra Tints (RIR and Leghorn cross). The first 2 pictures are my Tetra Tints which have large combs. The other 3 are the "Amber Links" which only 1 has a medium size comb (compared to my Tetra Tints) and the rest have small combs. They're all around the same age. And the final 2 pictures (hard to tell, I know) is a Buff Orpington and Red Sex Link cross (I think). I think it's a rooster and, wouldn't you know, my brother thinks it's a hen. It has pointy-ish hackle feathers but round-ish saddle feathers. It has a smaller comb and wattles than a rooster would. I am seeing some bright yellow feathers developing on it's back that could be the start of the long saddle feathers like it's brother. Maybe eventually my brother and I will agree on something lol. We also have a Delaware in question. It's smaller than it's brothers, but it has rooster feathers. Small comb and wattles too.
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  2. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to add these pics. Rooster in question.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure whether your brother's new pullets are Amber Tints or Tetra Tints, but I do know that your rooster in question is indeed a rooster.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  5. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What makes you say rooster? I just want to know so I can share with my brother why he is a he.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    There are three reasons why I think it's a rooster. First, the coloring on its wings is redder and shinier than the rest of the body, which is usually a rooster trait. Also, I see the beginnings of saddle feathers on the back near the tail. Lastly, the neck feathers also look pointy.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on that.
     
  9. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks. That's what I was trying to tell him but he didn't want to listen. Since I told him you guys said rooster, he was like " Aw man!". He'll listen to the BYC guys.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Wyandottes said it perfectly
     

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