Cockerel or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickensXOXO, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chicken came from an egg I hatched for my neighbor, but he never came to get him/her.
    I don't remember the exact hatch day, but it was sometime this Summer.


    I'm not familiar with this type of comb, so I have no idea on the sex.
    I actually want a LF rooster to keep with my laying hens, so if it's a boy, I can still keep him.
    Of course, a girl would be fine too.
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    Guesses?

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    That's a rooster, I think. Don't know the breed, sorry.

    I see saddle feathers and a very rooish attitude. BUT you'd think he would be crowing by now. That makes me say, hmm...maybe I'm wrong.
     
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  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Definitely a roo, no doubt. He's got that big green tail for starters with the curved sickle feathers coming in and he's starting to show stringy hackle feathers. Can't help you with breed.
     
  4. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster
     
  5. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I've been thinking roo for awhile, but last time I asked, many were still thinking pullet.
    In the past few days, he's been looking more and more like a roo, to me, so glad I asked.
     
  6. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster, looks like a gold laced wyandotte. Pretty little boy[​IMG]
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like an immature golden laced wyandotte roo. Probably hatchery born since he has poor lacing.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's a gold laced wyandotte, or at least mostly. His lacing isn't the greatest but may clean up some as he matures. Doesn't really matter to you, anyway, as long as he respects you and is good to your hens.

    That comb is called a rose comb, fyi. They get larger but never as upright as a straight comb.
     
  9. RainyChicks

    RainyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Rooster... I think. Probably a Golden laced Wyandotte Cross.
     
  10. 100% roo...
     

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