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Do these hackle feathers indicate a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 5raven5, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. 5raven5

    5raven5 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my 8 week old Easter Egger. I hope the fancy hackle feathers do NOT indicate a rooster. What do you think?

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  2. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that that age, roos only get their pointy hackles at around 3-4 months, Do you have a side picture showing the body markings? those are a better indicator.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    What Griffin said, too young for hackle feathers. Looks to be a pullet, but profile pic would confirm.
     
  4. 5raven5

    5raven5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your quick replies! Here are 2 side views.

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Yep, girly girl [​IMG]
     
  6. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet colors for sure.
     
  7. 5raven5

    5raven5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay!! I was getting nervous because I love her and I can't have roosters. Thank you! [​IMG]
     
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    I hope this works...
    I'm brand new to all of this, as in these are my first chickens ever. I'm worried my little "Ameracauna pullet" is a rooster bc of her feathering. I know, I know it's probably an Easter Egger but I don't care. I DO care if she is actually a he. What do you think?
     
  9. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen hackle feathers develop on roosters much earlier then 3 - 4 months. Some breeds seem to get them as soon as they feather out. However, that bird doesn't actually have pointed hackle feathers, but a penciling that creates a black V and gives it the appearance of pointy male hackle feathers. What you have is a classic example of an Easter Egger pullet. And the type of coloration expressed, is female only! Males would have a red head instead of brown, and a black chest. So, you have a young pullet.
     
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  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    She looks like a pullet :)
     
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