Can you identify??

Nesh26

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This is "Clementine", I say shes a hen, my boyfriend says rooster. Can anyone help? I'm going off the hackle feathers being rounded and he's going off the long tail feathers and comb development (my favorite hen goldy had a early comb development and a attitude problem, we thought for sure she was gonna be a rooster.) She will be 9 weeks old this weekend coming.
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Anabelle

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Nov 12, 2018
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100% cockerel, the comb, bright legs, and feathers are a big giveaway by the look of his age and size. To me, he seems to be either a Fayoumi or Campine.
 

Gray Farms

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Cockerel 100%. Hackle feather aren't a very accurate way of sexing. Age + comb development is much more accurate. That much comb at 9 weeks will almost always be a cockerel.
 

EggSighted4Life

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This is "Clementine", I say shes a hen, my boyfriend says rooster. Can anyone help? I'm going off the hackle feathers being rounded and he's going off the long tail feathers and comb development (my favorite hen goldy had a early comb development and a attitude problem, we thought for sure she was gonna be a rooster.) She will be 9 weeks old this weekend coming.
Hi there. :frow

Both you and your boyfriend are wrong as they don't get the badge of hen or rooster until reaching 1 year old. Pullet or cockerel before that. ;)

But your boyfriend is closer... that is indeed a cockerel at the stated age. As noted by the other poster.. gender feathers are NOT in on most birds this age. Also hackle and sickle feathers have more room for deception. Once coming in the saddle feathers don't lie on *most* breeds...
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Anabelle

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Thanks everyone but all you just broke my heart. I really wanted to keep "her" I get so attached and it breaks my heart when they have to be put down 😞
Guessing you cant keep roosters in your area? If you can, keep one, they are great, but if not, I am sorry for your loss. Try to sell him to a good home if you can.
 
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