Can't tell if this is a boy or a girl...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lorindaeb, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. lorindaeb

    lorindaeb Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone!
    This is my chicken Fluffy. I can't tell if this is going to be a boy or a girl. The rest of my chickens have a much thinner comb, but from what I have read, a rooster would have more then one row?? Can anyone help? Thanks!!
     
  2. lorindaeb

    lorindaeb Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Seashell....she has a much thinner comb. Her and Fluffy are the same age.
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Can you get a body shot of Fluffy?
     
  4. lorindaeb

    lorindaeb Out Of The Brooder

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    I can try....be back soon.
     
  5. ChickNhood

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    Age and breed please
     
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    Ok, here are body shots of Fluffy. 17 weeks old, Ameraucana.
     
  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

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  8. lorindaeb

    lorindaeb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I was hopping Fluffy was a girl. I'm not allowed to have roosters in the area I live in and would hate to have to give it up if it was a rooster. She definently is the dominant one in the group, so I was worried. I'm so new to chickens. It's a learning curve every day. I would own more if I could, but because I live in city limits, I'm limited to only 4.

    So can you exlpain a little how you can tell? And why is it that her comb is so thick compared to the picture I posted of Seashell?

    Thanks!
     
  9. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Well at 17 weeks if it were a roo I'd expect to see a lot larger, redder comb developement. Also, in birds with this type of comb a roo will generally show three rows rather then just one down the center. As far as the difference between her and the other bird, could be she's matured a bit faster and is not far from laying. I also see no sign of the beginnings of saddle feathers, her feather's are very rounded back there.
     
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