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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amador Hill Hens, Apr 3, 2009.
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.
Kathy, Bellville TX
Roo is my guess
The color looks like a male, post a new side profile pic in 2 or 3 days to be sure.
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.
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.
Here is a good link on sexing them-
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.