Boy, girl, or too early ? ...picture heavy... updated 8 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fused1013, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. fused1013

    fused1013 Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted this on another thread and was informed this may get more hits. I just have a gut feeling my "pullet" Tiggy (winkle) is not a pullet. She/he is feathering slower than the others,the coloring in the feathers is getting brighter and splotchier and the tail is different.

    I managed to get a few still shots of the comb. My gut tells me she's a he. This was taken at 4-1/2 weeks
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    I got several more today

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    a bit over 7-1/2 weeks:

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    other side, the chest feathers are getting black in them now and the reddish color is getting brighter

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    with the others

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    under the hen house, the tail feathers got some skinny little tips on them that are curling downwards

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    8 weeks top
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    with the others at feeder
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    top right angle. and.. I just heard what sure sounded like a crow
     
  2. swampturkey

    swampturkey Out Of The Brooder

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    it does look like it could end up being a rooster. however, my experience is not with breeds with that style comb. dealing with breeds with a pea comb, it can be difficult to determine gender when they are young, but start listening for a voice change within the next couple of weeks. i hope this helps.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel. the coloring, the different tail, and the three rows on the pea comb all say male.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    That bird is a cockerel, at least in my opinion. The comb is red, the coloring is patchy, and the body is masculine. Very pretty boy, though!
     

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