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any advice on sex- the old owner and I are puzzled

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jnine, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. jnine

    jnine Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I have a little rhode island red hen which I raised with another bird from a couple of weeks old. We could tell the he other was a definate rooster about four weeks ago so we gave him away as we are not allowed to keep them. I bought another chook to keep the rhode island red company. Now, the lady I bought it from is not sure if it is also a rooster! They are both around 19 weeks old (give or take a week or so).

    Does anyone have any ideas? There are no hackle feathers, but the tail on the sussex cross has a very slight green tinge and a very red comb and wattle is forming. There are very tiny bumps where spurs would form, but nothing obvious. Neither are laying (which of course would be an obvious giveaway!) - I'm hoping they start soon...!

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    Any advice/ideas would be very much appreciated...
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    hen
     
  3. jqs birds

    jqs birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ?I say pullets one columbian Wyandotte and a rhode island red
     
  4. BantyRooster

    BantyRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep..Both are pullets.
     
  5. Galaxiedriver

    Galaxiedriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "any advice on sex- the old owner and I are puzzled"

    I got a chuckle out of this thread title.
     
  6. Lensters

    Lensters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hackle feathers are pretty round, I don't see any saddle feathers, the tail feathers don't look "roo'ish" and pullets have the little spur stubs that never turn into anything. I would guess pullet.

    Oh, and as for your statement in the subject, you'll need to talk to your jr. high health teacher. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
  7. jnine

    jnine Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, and thanks for hanging s*it on me (a term for taking the mickey here is australia) - I deserved that!

    Oh and I also think it could actually be a columbian wyandotte after reading up on them - mine has very yellow legs
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree, pullet.
     
  9. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah I agree they look like pullets
     
  10. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me, too. [​IMG]
     
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