dominique roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cha Cha Chicken, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an 18 week old dominique "hen" or so I thought until recently. starlight has long, curved tail feathers, not quite fully grown out... she looks like a rooster, but hasn't crowed!!!! when do roos start crowing? and can hens have long tail feathers? [​IMG]
    oh, and she doesnt have long pointed feathers on her neck, and no spurs.....
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Picture needed. Males lighter in color than females. Females from two of my stocks with curved feathers.
     
  3. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the pictures.... sorry I couldnt put any up in the first place, I just took the pics [​IMG][/img]
    and a tail feather close up:
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  4. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a pullet. The standard calls for the top tail feathers to curve down in the females. That's what you're seeing there!
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullet / female. Tails very similar to those on birds I acquired from Ideal or Privett hatcheries. When they molt into next set of feathers, the sicle feathers will be less evident.
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful pullet!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pretty girl, her face is getting red, looks like you may have eggs soon!
     
  9. flewdacoop

    flewdacoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet
     

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