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Buff Rock - Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by farmer-ted, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. farmer-ted

    farmer-ted New Egg

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    Hi all,

    I'm hoping an expert can help me... I'm having
    a hard time determining the sex of this one. It is 18 weeks old. Please advise. Thanks
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The comb makes me think pullet. However, the neck feathers look rather pointy, and the patchy color on the wings (a cockerel trait) is concerning. For now, I'm going with cockerel. A a side-profile photo would help us be sure of that.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say cockerel. I think I see pointy hackle (neck) feathers.
     
  4. farmer-ted

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  5. farmer-ted

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    Wow, you guys are quick on the trigger :) i haven't even finished uploading yet :)
     
  6. farmer-ted

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    It hasn't started crowing yet... I was really hoping it would be a hen as this one is my favourite!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Even with these new photos, I'm still not sure. I'm leaning towards "it" being a pullet, though.
     
  8. farmer-ted

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    The legs of the suspected Rock cockerel are longer than they appear in the above photos.
     
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  9. Peep-Chicken

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    If its 18 weeks I would say pullet
     
  10. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    I agree on this being a pullet!
     

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