Any input would be appreciated

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AmyLynn2374, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Now that I know this forum is here.... I have a nine week old (tomorrow) chick that I've been driving myself crazy with trying to figure if it's a hen/roo. It's a barnyard mix. Delayed feathering. Four toes, lightly feathered feet. Muff and beard. Came from a brown egg. (Eggs came from my sister who has a wide variety of breeds.) The feathers around the back of the neck look more pointed than round to me. The tail feathers look more rounded, but still immature so it's hard to tell. It's feet look big, but then they all do to me. "Peep" was my only surviving hatcher (out of two) from my first hatch atempt and has been very much a pet, so she's used to people and I can't judge "aggression". (She or he is my baby.) My first chicken. We had a very successful second hatch a week and a half ago and I want to have two roos for my flock (that I raised myself) so it would help if I had a better idea of what Peep was so I could decide what I can keep out of my second hatch. I'm just being impatient....lol But I figured it wouldn't hurt to have other's opinions. I thank anyone ahead of time for any help I can get. (And fully understand until I hear a crow or see an egg, nothing is certain....lol)

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  2. aliciasimon

    aliciasimon Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to say pullet. However - I'm not very good at this game :)
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The saddle and hackle feathering won't be gender indicative just yet - but if these photos are current and reflect the bird at 9 weeks of age I am going to lean cockerel - that's a whole lot of comb showing some decent color and coupled with the very slow feathering out I'd be preparing for crows.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    LOL. Apparently I am not either...One day I say hen, next I say roo.....lol
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    They were taken in the last couple of days. :)
     
  6. x2 on Cockerel
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    It was born from a delayed hatch due to a faulty thermometer reading 6 degrees higher than it actually was, so I was unsure if the delayed development in the egg would have anything to do with the delayed feathering during maturity.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards rooster.
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I've been leaning toward roo for the last few days as well. I love him and he's staying, but I was hoping it'd be a girl! I think at least 3/4 of the second hatch are roos too. I let the littles out at the same time he's out and he's pretty decent with them, I was hoping it was a "motherly" sign...lol
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel.
     

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