Gender and question on comb

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mom28chicks, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. mom28chicks

    mom28chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok last post on this chick - This is my only questionable chick left. It is just turning 8wks old. It is the last to feather out... still no back feathers just the down and wings are bald in spots. The smallest chick of the group. The comb did grow when it was younger but hasn't grown much. It is in between the pullets and cockerels comb.... not tiny but not big. it is yellowish / orange.... but also changes colors to red some days then back to orange/yellow.

    It is a mixed breed and I have no idea on the breed of the parents.


    Question #2

    On a single comb I have noticed with this batch of chicks all the roos when the comb is smaller had three noticeable points at the base of the comb where my pullets only had a single row of points.... any correlation or just a coincidence? I'll post a pic to show what I'm talking about.

    Thanks

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  2. cmohlin89

    cmohlin89 Out Of The Brooder

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    The tinge of red in the wattles and size of the wattles compared to the same colored bird below suggests to me that this is likely a male. I have also found in some breeds, especially meat breeds- when the boys grow fast it takes longer for them to feather out.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel
     
  6. mom28chicks

    mom28chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all :)
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    That comb is a mixed type -- one parent had a single, the other a pea comb. That's why it doesn't look like a typical single.

    And yes, he's all male.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2017

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