Can you sex this Dominique

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amador Hill Hens, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Amador Hill Hens

    Amador Hill Hens Out Of The Brooder

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  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess would be roo, based on the erect posture and the lack of feathers on the bow of the wing. Roos are also the last to develop feathers along the spine.

    Feel the bottom of the legs to see if spur buds are there. If so, it's a roo.

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  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Roo is my guess
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The color looks like a male, post a new side profile pic in 2 or 3 days to be sure.
     
  5. Amador Hill Hens

    Amador Hill Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. That is my guess as well based on leg color. He does have feathers at the top of his wings like my other hen chicks. They arrived the 23rd from McMurray.
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not basing it on the leg color, although darker legs are more common in females and lighter in males, both sexes can have either. The male's barring will come in lighter than a female's.
     
  7. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Actually, both sexes have that little bump. Roos do not get spurs till they are well over six months old.

    It's a cockerel due to the lighter, more silvery color and big irregular headspot.

    Didn't we do this same chick before? I could swear I posted my opinion on this one awhile back.
     

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