EE and White Leghorn cross

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chick Phil A, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Chick Phil A

    Chick Phil A Out Of The Brooder

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    Any guesses on the first pic? It's visually halfway between the known hens and known males (pics 2 and 3 respectively) but doesn't have any noticeable behavior pattern.

    18wks old.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking cockerel, but do you have a body/profile shot?
     
  3. Chick Phil A

    Chick Phil A Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, body shots

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Oh yeah, cockerel. That's one of the best pictures of saddle feathers on a white bird I've seen [​IMG]
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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  6. Chick Phil A

    Chick Phil A Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, that's awful news... 75% +/- were male. Difficult to bulk up my layer flock when my rooster insists on making more roosters!
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's not the rooster's fault. For chickens, it's the hens that are the problem.
     
  8. goldie1234

    goldie1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really?
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I didn't know that
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Yeah, in chickens the chromosomes are opposite of humans. Roosters have ZZ, hens are ZW. Roosters give all their kids one Z, it's whether the hen gives them a W or another Z that determines gender.
     
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