Appenzeller Spitzhauben cockeral

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shadowsfate, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Shadowsfate

    Shadowsfate Out Of The Brooder

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    Am I correct in thinking this is a cockeral? I believe around 2 months. Acting pushy, reddening waddles, thick legs.
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know the breed but it seems to have thin, pointy hackle feathers so I would assume a cockerel
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    It's looking more like a pullet at this age compared to other photos I've seen of these cuties at a similar age. Crests make sexing difficult. If those wattles keep growing and drop (start to dangle) then that will mean it's a boy but if they stay as they are until around 12 weeks it's a pullet. Some girls are more pushy and more generously proportioned in the leg department (I have an Orpington pullet at the moment with tree trunk legs). Do update this once you know which way it's going as it may help someone else searching for answers about their Appenzeller. They are such cute chickens.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me. No sign on the long white saddle feathers yet. Another pic in 10-14 days would help. Very nice crest!! That's the hardest trait to control in Spitzhaubens is the crest shape and size.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. Shadowsfate

    Shadowsfate Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! I will post again before I leave for school and again when I come back in a few months so everyone can see the comparison!
     
  7. elove

    elove Just Hatched

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    Have you reached a point where you know if this little cutie is a hen or a roo? I have 3 Appenzellers that I purchased from Mypetchicken sexed as female but 2 of them are acting a wee bit more bold and sassy than the rest of my kids. They're 14 weeks old as of Oct 3 (yesterday) and I can see no significant sex characteristics except that their crest have a lot of white "frosting".
     

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