Bizichick

In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 22, 2012
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This chick was hatched from an egg that I got from a "mixed" coop. She is about 8 weeks old. Possible moms are Buff Orphington, RIR, or australorp. Possible dads are australorp or delaware white. A few weeks ago I took her to someone who knows a lot about chickens to find out if they thought she was a roo or a pullet. The thought was pullet due to her feathering. I am just concerned because she has such large red wattles and comb. She has had these from a very early age. She is VERY sweet and friendly. Doesn't seem to have any of the roo tendencies. Just wanted to see what others think. I just can't keep worrying about those wattles! Any chance they are just red on a hen because of the breed....whatever her breed may be?





 

Bizichick

In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 22, 2012
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Washington State
I can try and get better pics later this evening. S/he isnt aggressive at all. Very sweet temperment. Lets me pick her up and always good with the other chicks.
 

Bizichick

In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 22, 2012
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Washington State
Okay here is a better body shot of her/him. She turned away just as I was snapping the pic but I figure the other pics show enough of the face?
She is so sweet I am hoping she turns out to be a girl!


 

RhodeRunner

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Feb 22, 2009
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It's a boy. Pullets do not get blotchy or shiny colors like that, their colors flow into one another in a camouflage manner. He also is developing some shinny, and pointed saddle (feathers near the tail) feathers, and has a larger red comb.
 

Bizichick

In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 22, 2012
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Washington State
That was SO not what I wanted to hear!
I guess Betty will be needing a new home and a new name! UGH! Thanks for the reply though.
 

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