Confused on Gender! Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fancy Chiq, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Fancy Chiq

    Fancy Chiq Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my lemon cuckoo Orpington, I was sure it was female up until now. The breeder I got it from told me she was positive it was female. Its almost full grown and I've noticed a curving of the tail feathers. Everywhere I've read that cockerels grow their combs faster, have thicker, legs, and mostly develop slower than the pullet. This chicken barely has any comb growth. I have yet to attempt vent sexing. Anyway, this chicken isn't liked very much by the other adult hens and the rooster. kind of a loner. Please share your opinion. Thank you.
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    My Astralorp kindly provided her tail as an example of a hen's round-shaped feathers.
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    [​IMG] These are hackle/cape feathers that i procured today for comparison. The 2 on the right are from an Astralorp hen and a Swedish Flower hen.The large one is from a Lavender Orpington Rooster. The bottom left is from the chicken in question.
    [​IMG] A closer look.
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a pullet. Some pullets have "funky" tail feathers, especially if she is molting a bit as she grows.

    Her feathers are not masculine, and her comb and wattles are definitely feminine, as well as her overall body structure (look at that fluffy bum and the generous lower portion)!

    Lady of McCamley
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a pullet; and a beautiful one. :eek:)
     
  5. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a lovely pullet.

    - Krista
     
  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree that is looks like a hen!
     
  7. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    I agree on it being a female!!! But I also had a buckeye pullet that had some funny curly tail feathers too, so I don't blame you for maybe getting confused!!! You have a beautiful pullet though!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a pullet.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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