Australia - Six states..and that funny little island.

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by duckyfromoz, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. SydneyChickens

    SydneyChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys!

    Gahhh was a crazy weekend at my place! Haven't been online for a while.. This may seem like like a silly question but this is deff a cockrel? Yes?

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  2. rexy

    rexy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. :) Unless it is much older than it looks and coming up to point of lay.
     
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  3. Megans Chickens

    Megans Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are hackle feathers?
    Sorry I'm new at all this...

     
  4. SydneyChickens

    SydneyChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noooo it's around 9-10 weeks mum now tells me that she heard him trying to crow this morning lol wish we could keep him he's full of attitude, the lovey lady i got him off will swap him over for a pullet lol.
     
  5. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    What breed is it and how old is it?
     
  6. SydneyChickens

    SydneyChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pekin Bantam and 9-10 weeks, gone through a crazy colour change and has the sharp feathers around the base of the neck..
     
  7. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Yes that is hackle feathers starting to come in. What a shame he is a lovely looking boy. With pekins you can usually tell at around 4 weeks of age as the boys combs just about double in size to girls at that age, They do tend to crow really early.
     
  8. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    They are the longer neck feathers that males get. Do a search on this site by typing in hackle feathers in the search bar. i am sure they will explain it better than me. You still could be right and that one is a girl. I was just suggestiung you keep an eye out on it incase.
     
  9. IamSamSam

    IamSamSam Chillin' With My Peeps


    Lol I said he can't have a pool or spa due to our young kids and he said no snake :( for the same reason. I can't argue until I say you can have your spa!
     
  10. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Tell him my two year old nephew loves ours snakes. First thing he asks to hold when he gets here lol. Tried to upload a picture of samuel with turbo but i could not get it to work. Will try again later. :)
     
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