Can you tell me the gender of this almost 4 month old?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jen61871, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. jen61871

    jen61871 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    This chick is probably about 15 weeks old. I think it's a hen but am not sure since I am still a novice.
    Anybody have an idea?
    Sorry it's hard to get better pics they were free ranging and they are still skitish with me-they were hatched under a hen


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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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  3. jen61871

    jen61871 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOO HOO!!! Thank you!
     
  4. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tail feathers don't look like a pullet[​IMG]
     
  5. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chicken Obsessed

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    Interesting looking bird. I agree with CTKen that it's a pullet. Do you know the parents or did you buy random hatching eggs? Would be interested to know what went into the mix?
     
  6. jen61871

    jen61871 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I actually do know to a degree because these chicks hatched under hens from my flock lol
    The rooster is an EE he is the one in my profile picture. I'm not sure what the hen is, but here is a list of options because these are the kind of hens I have
    Calafornia grey
    rhode island red
    silver laced wyanadotte
    Buff orpintons (such nice birds!!!)
    red sex link
    and one I'm uncertain as to whether she is a black sex link or an Australorp
    I think that's it. What do you think she might be mixed with?
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Pullet
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The rooster has a single copy of dominant white. That means any black patterning will be modified into white, with a few random bits of black leaking through. Since the bird in question is almost solid white, her mother was likely a mostly black bird.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a pullet.

    Most likely momma was the Aussie/bsl, but I think it could have been the Cali Grey also. If the rooster didn't have white, say he was black and red instead, it would have been a sex link cross with the chick being basically black. Well, his dominant white turned the black off and made it white instead. If the chick had been male you might have been able to see some "ghost barring" especially in the sex feathers. But since she's a she, no barring.
     

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