Breed/gender of this chicken?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by australorp_breeder, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The current owner knows the breed of this chicken (I can't recall it), but she can't figure out if it's a male or female. We heard that females of this breed have large combs too. I personally think it's a cockerel, but I'm not sure.

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  2. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Certainly looks like a cockerel to me!
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ancona?
     
  4. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say cockerel too by the hackle feathers on it's neck.
     
  5. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster.A pullet's wattles in that breed are not nearly that size compared to the comb.A pullets comb will begin to flop about the same time it turns bright red getting ready to lay.His comb is very straight.Plus he has roo hackle feathers.Can't see his saddle feathers but I'm sure they are rooish.
     
  6. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'll be sure to email her back and let her know!
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Roo. The color looks to be Mottled. Not sure what breed though.
     
  8. jqs birds

    jqs birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say roo too, but I think it looks more like an Execheor leghorn than an Ancona
     
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  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Exchequer Leghorns are White with spots. This one is black with white spots.

    IMO, it's an Ancona.
     
  10. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that was it! It was the breed that starts with an 'E'! Thank you jqs birds!
     
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