Frizzle gender!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AdamSchmidt89, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. AdamSchmidt89

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    I'm thinking this guy is a roo but want it to be a pullet! Any help would be amazing! I would say it's about 6 months old.

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  2. AdamSchmidt89

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  3. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm it's very hard to tell either way. At that age, the colour and size of the comb and wattles is totally normal for a hen coming into lay (depending on breed). I can't tell if there are saddle and hackle feathers present due to all that frizzle! Did you hatch this bird? If so, do you remember at what age the comb and wattles started to get big and red?
     
  4. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's so hard to tell with frizzles. I lean toward male on this one because it looks like the feathers on the neck in the first photo are very shiny and pointed.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd guess that bird is a red frizzled Cochin. If you look at pictures of Cochin females, their combs tend to stay quite small. They also stay pretty pink until they're just about ready to lay. I have a Cochin bantam hen now that is over a year old, laying and her comb isn't even half the size of your birds.

    That's a cockerel all the way.
     

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