Anyone know if this is a cock or hen? Thanks

Sonic

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Hi, we hatched out some eggs under our Silkie this year and we were keen to get a Vorwerk. Only one of the Vorwerks hatched and we are unsure of it's gender, we have nothing to compare it to. It has been squaring up to our French Copper Black cock of the same age and is ten weeks old. Any thoughts would be appreciated, many thanks, Sonia
 

BantamLover21

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How old is it? Could you post a side-profile photo? From this angle, if it is older than 5 months, then I think its a pullet.
 

Sonic

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It's 10 weeks old and I've just been chasing them around the garden
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Please excuse the mess, building in progress....


 

Lady of McCamley

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That's a lot of comb for 10 weeks, and usually that means roo, and there may be some shine on those back feathers which could indicate roo as well.

However, your bird still looks to have mostly hen coloring. Watch the red on across the back and shoulders, it will develop more as will the black on the tail if it is a rooster.

Good photos of hens vs. roosters here:
http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Vorwerks/BRKVorwerks.html

Lady of McCamley
 

BantamLover21

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That comb is pretty red and prominent for a 10 week old pullet, but like Lady of McCamely mentioned, the coloring is that of a hen. I would wait a few weeks and then post updated photos. Once that tail grows in, we'll be able to tell better, too.
 

Sonic

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Okay, thank you all. I was going to re-home this weekend to free up space if a cock, but will need to wait I guess.....
 

Sonic

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We've had some crowing attempts today from this one.....
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Sonic

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There are little nodes where the spurs will be, so thinking cock now..... does anyone know if a hen can have these....? Thanks
 

Animol

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There are little nodes where the spurs will be on both males and females, it's just that in females these (usually) don't develop. I do have the one girl with spurs so it's not impossible.
But! if he's crowing he must be a he, despite the female feathering.
I can't believe he's crowing that early on. I still can't tell the sex of my three phoenix chicks and their that age O.O
 

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