Ancona (5.11.2013) - Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fudo, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. fudo

    fudo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had really poor results this year in adding to our laying flock. We have gotten 5 roos out of the 17 PULLET chicks purchased over the past 6 months. Now, I think I probably am being paranoid but, I think this Ancona may be a Cockerel (hatched 5.11.2013). Anyone want to tell me I am crazy and that She is a She?? This is the first Ancona we have had and I am not familiar at all with the breed characteristics for each gender. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a pullet to me, a 3 month old rooster would have a bigger comb and wattles and they would be red
     
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  4. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. Look at the comb on the four-month old in the link above--far larger, redder comb.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Agree X 3
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet for sure. A rooster that age would have a larger comb and wattles, and would have a different stance.
     
  7. fudo

    fudo Out Of The Brooder

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    This is really good news!!! thank you all for your responses! She will stay here as long as she is not a he... :)
     

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