Did one of my pullets get a sex change?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FlyWheel, May 25, 2016.

  1. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, I know that most sexing techniques aren't 100%, and there was always the chance that one of my future hens could start crowing instead of laying. I think that just might be the case with one ogf my EEs, but i would like some second, third and so on opinions. It's comb is redder than the other chicks, it is at least 50% larger and I'm not completely sure but i think I might be seeing some curl in it's tail feathers. Please excuse the pictures, they are the best I could get with the available light.

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  2. Cheep N Peep

    Cheep N Peep Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old is it? Can you get a better picture of the tail?
     
  3. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's not easy with these guys, they aren't exactly camera-friendly. I tried many times to get a properly posed image in which they don't move when the 'shutter clicks'. The two posted above are the best of twelve separate attempts. I did get some success with short video...
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    They are all currently 8-9 weeks old.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2016
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You have a cockerel. He has always been a cockerel.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel. He was born that way, no change needed [​IMG]
     
  6. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Finally got a reasonable close-up of the tail.
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    ...and another of it's comb.
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    The chick in question is the one with it's head down, pecking at the feed.


    So you think she may actually be a he? Great, I just had to get rid of a rooster (not as easy as it sounds)!
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2016
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Still looks like a cockerel.
     
  8. Cheep N Peep

    Cheep N Peep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, he's a boy. Sorry. :/
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel with nice drumsticks
     
  10. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh well, I guess I'll keep the friendlier of the two. I did get more than intended for "attritiion"...[​IMG]

    And If one of the hens should get broody I would rather the cock be an Easter Egger than an Australorp anyway, better chance of getting more colored egg layers, right?
     

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