Andalusion orphington cross roo or hen? Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cutecowgirl084, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. cutecowgirl084

    cutecowgirl084 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just picked up this pretty thing supposed to be a hen. 3months old splash Andalusian cross. Thoughts hen or roo?? Thanks[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
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  5. cutecowgirl084

    cutecowgirl084 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well crap lol
    Would you guys mind telling me what you see to determine that? Is it bc the comb and wattle are really red instead of pink? Females get combs and wattles too so this is all really confusing hehe;)
     
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    A cockerel for sure. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's all about how early the comb turns red. Males mature more quickly than females and will bright red much earlier than pullets. Bright red at 10 to 12 weeks means cockerel. Pullets don't start to pink until they are about a month away from being ready to lay, usually about 14 to 18 weeks of age.
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    X2 on junebuggena's post.
     
  9. drumstick diva

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    x 3 on junebuggena's post
     
  10. cutecowgirl084

    cutecowgirl084 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok that helps so it's not the red comb so much as its the age that it starts to darken. Makes sense thanks.
     

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