Can you sex this Rhode Island Red cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickensNRats, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. ChickensNRats

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    Hello! This year we had a hen go broody so we decided to let her hatch some eggs. Only one hatched and we got this (hopefully a girl).

    So, cockerel or pullet?
    And also what other bed is she crossed with? The father is a huge RIR, the mother could be a Golden Wyandotte, Light Brahma, Black Rock, Silver Wyandotte, or a Golden Comet. :p What do you think? :)

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  2. ChickensNRats

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    Breed, sorry. And she is 3 months old in this picture (it's current).
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a cockerel. Based off the overall characteristics, I'd guess that the mother was either the Black Rock or the Red Sex-Link, as the other breeds have different comb types.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a cockerel. And I'm guessing that his mother was either the Red Sex-link or the Black Rock.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  6. ChickensNRats

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    The thing is (s)he doesn't have feathers that look like a roosters, and something scared him/her the other day and she crouched like a hen will...
     
  7. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 3 months the rooster feathers should barely be coming in, and I can see some coming in, in the picture. The large comb is also a rooster sign, along with the thick legs. I would lean towards the red sex link being the mom over the black rock, but both are possible.
     
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  8. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is definitely a boy. He already has hackle and clearly defined sickle feathers and a large comb/waddles. He would have to be out of the black rock, as male offspring of any of the others would have some white on them (comet, brahma, silver-laced), even out of the gold-laced would produce some variation in the feathers, plus pea/rose combs are dominant so out of the wyandottes would have their little combs.
     
  9. ChickensNRats

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    This baby has white tips on his wings but not a lot.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Definitely a cockerel. He's just a baby, don't be expecting him to act like a big boy yet. That's too much comb for a pullet that age. You can also see sex feathers coming in on the hackles and saddle, and the darker shading on the wing.
     

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