BR cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by luv dem chicks, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. luv dem chicks

    luv dem chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Lunachick (on right) was delivered by US Postal Service 2nd week of May with 4 other chicks. All were supposed to be pullets, but this chick has confused me since I opened the box. Seems to "rule the roost". Hazzard a guess anyone???

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    Below is Lunachick with a sister from same group:

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    Thanks for any information!!!

    PS - What are saddle feathers?
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    I see a hen! [​IMG]
     
  3. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm, looks like a Roo to me. Are the legs yellow or grayish? Is he/she lighter, more silvery that the others? Can't tell with the pics [​IMG]
     
  4. corgiscatsandchickens

    corgiscatsandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I"m new to BR's but in my experience, Dude looks like a Lady! He seems too light colored to be a gal. Here's my guy who had us all guessing a while back because he was darker than most BR roos. I put his pics here and we had about 60 percent roo votes. [​IMG]

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    He was supposed to be a girl too but it has become quite clear that he isn't. Now we're the only folks I know with a rooster named Madge.

    He's really sweet though...

    Saddle feathers are the pretty long, tapered feathers that grow down from the back near the tail. Hackle feathers are a shorter version that are on the neck.
     
  5. Chickens rock!mysocks

    Chickens rock!mysocks Out Of The Brooder

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    That has to be a hen, I'm pretty sure [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Pullet. She's lighter than most BR pullets, but so was my Lexie, may she rest in peace. I see no stringy saddle feathers, no huge comb, no rooster body type.
     
  7. luv dem chicks

    luv dem chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, Legs and feathers much lighter than other four, I realize this doesn't always mean anything... Speckled Hen, sorry about your Lexie...Shouldn't have named this chick...don't want to get too attached to any of them, but I guess it's inevitable! Here's one more shot...

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  8. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me!
     
  9. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely say a hen. Just from her body shape. Good luck!
     
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She's all girl! I had a BR pullet that was lighter than most. Yours looks almost just like her.
     

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