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Another "Pullet or Cockrel" question from a newbie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by camby, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. camby

    camby Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, I am sure many of you regulars are tired of this question from a newbie. I have looked at tons of pics and tried researching for over a week and can't make a determination. I have what is supposed to be a gold laced LF Cochin. I could care less if it is or not, I like the way he/she looks. However, When I bought it as part of a small group, the seller and I both thought it was a cockrel. Now at about 5 months old, I am not so sure. Any help is greatly appreciated. If more pics are needed, let me know what you need to see. The tail feathers are not very prominent. BTW, in the one pic she is standing beside a comet and light brahma hens who are about 3-4 months old. The brahma is about the same size as the other two, she is just "squated" down.

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  2. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm finding it really difficult to see much detail in the feathers due to the lighting in your photos. It looks more like a pullet to me, but I would really like to see a full body photo and maybe if you used the flash it would be easier to see all those important feathers like the saddle and hackles. Don't worry about your query, this breed or gender forum exists for a good reason! And [​IMG]
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm also leaning pullet. And I second Tricoglossus' welcome--never be afraid to ask your breed and gender questions here, that's what this forum is for! If no one ever posted their questions, newbie or long-timer, the forum would be a very quiet and boring place.
     
  4. camby

    camby Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks and I'll attempt better pics today
     
  5. camby

    camby Out Of The Brooder

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    First, thanks for the words above. Second, here are two more pics. I am not the best photographer but hopefully these are better. He/She always tries to stay her distance so pics aren't always easy.


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  6. krackowpolish

    krackowpolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a roo. and[​IMG]
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Boy oh boy! That is a handsome young rooster you have there.
     
  8. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Male, here's why: His comb and waddles are red, the slope of his back goes out flat, the shape of tail and the pointed feathers on his tail. He'll be a very pretty boy.
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  9. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Handsome boy. Now you can see the importance of a good full body photo. It is essential in order to fully assess the bird.
     
  10. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, yeah. Now that you have a photo with better lighting, that's a cockerel for sure.
     

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